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On Today’s Gospel

Posted: May 30, 2013 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections


Whom do we identify ourselves with more closely? The blind man? The crowd? Or are we Jesus for others?

Have we been blind to our faith all these years? By circumstance? Or by choice? Did we do anything to help ourselves? To grow? To learn? Or did we simply wallow in darkness?

With what little faith we have, do we cry out to Jesus for help? With all our heart? Regardless of what others might say? The crowd who would rather we be silent? Who tell us that it is the norm to be blind to our faith? To continue to be one with them?

Or do we strip ourselves of all insecurity, of all that holds us back and go to Jesus. To ask Him to open our eyes and our hearts to the love of God. To grow in a deeper relationship with Him, so as to honor and serve Him all our lives.

Are we Jesus for others? Do we take the time amidst our busy schedules to stop and help those whose hearts cry out for help to know Him? Who hunger and thirst for the Word? Will we spend our precious time to help them on their journey?

Lord I believe, do thou increase my faith. Amen

GOSPEL Mark 10:46–52

As Jesus was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a sizable crowd, Bartimaeus, a blind man, the son of Timaeus, sat by the roadside begging. On hearing that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, son of David, have pity on me.” And many rebuked him, telling him to be silent. But he kept calling out all the more, “Son of David, have pity on me.” Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.” So they called the blind man, saying to him, “Take courage; get up, Jesus is calling you.” He threw aside his cloak, sprang up, and came to Jesus. Jesus said to him in reply, “What do you want me to do for you?” The blind man replied to him, “Master, I want to see.” Jesus told him, ‘Go your way; your faith has saved you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed him on the way.