And looking up toward heaven he groaned and said, “Effeta,” which means ‘be opened’.” And at once his ears were opened and the ligament of his tongue was loosened. … He looked up toward heaven and groaned to suggest to us, who had withdrawn from the joys of heaven through being gratified by earthly things, that our return to these joys must be accomplished by groaning and sighing. ~Saint Bede the Venerable  h/t Magnificat