Nathaniel Buzolic is known by many for playing Harold ‘Hal’ Doss in Mel Gibson’s 2016 World War II film “Hacksaw Ridge,” which was based on the real-life experiences Seventh-day Adventist Desmond Doss.
“Hacksaw Ridge” brought in over $180 million worldwide and was nominated and won multiple Oscars and Golden Globe awards.
Buzolic wrote, “Have you ever read the Gospel of Mark and started to wonder why Jesus kept instructing people whom He healed not to share who healed them with anyone?”
He then began to share the good news of Jesus with his followers by answering his own question.
“We first see this in chapter one of Mark’s gospel. After the leper is healed Jesus sternly warns him with these words ‘See that you say nothing to anyone, but go show yourself to the priest, then for your cleansing, offer what Moses commanded as a testimony,’” Buzolic wrote.
The leper disobeyed Jesus’ instruction, and his proclamation of his healing made Jesus famous throughout the region pictured in Buzolic’s post.
“Jesus didn’t want people to proclaim Him as the healer simply because this wasn’t Jesus’ primary purpose for His visitation among men,” Buzolic explained. “In fact if you read the verses before this exchange with the leper we get a clear understanding of exactly why Jesus’ came and what He felt tasked to do.”
Buzolic explained that Jesus told His disciples in verse 37, “Let’s go somewhere else, to the neighboring towns, so that I may proclaim the message there also.” Buzolic pointed out why Jesus’ commanded the leper to not tell anyone, saying, “Here it is,” then finished the rest of Jesus’ words, “This is why I came for.”
“The more famous Jesus became for healing the less people wanted to hear about the actual good news of the kingdom of God that Jesus had came (sic) to proclaim,” Buzolic said, alluding to the fact that the people wanted miracles more than they wanted God.