Sunday, October 28, 2018
Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
The Gospel today is from Mark 10:46-52
Jesus is leaving Jericho with a crowd around him when Bartimaeus, a blind man, who was sitting on the side of the road heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth. He began to cry out: "Jesus, son of David, have pity on me." Many rebuked him and told him to be silent, but he kept on calling out. Jesus stopped and said to call him. So they called him saying: "Take courage; get up, Jesus is calling you."
Jesus asks the blind man, "What do you want me to do for you?" The blind man replied, "Master, I want to see."
Jesus told him that his faith had saved him and immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus on the way.
Now, let us stop and reflect on this Gospel. First, the blind man does something. He cries out to Jesus to have pity on him and it keeps crying out even when others want to silence him.
Then Jesus hears and calls him. He asks him: "What do you want me to do for you?" I suspect Jesus asks each of us the same question quite often.
The blind man only wants to see and Jesus says that his faith has saved him.
What is your deepest desire right now? Talk to Jesus about it.