Gospel: Mk 10:46-52
They came to Jericho. As Jesus was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a large crowd, a blind beggar, Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, was sitting by the roadside. On hearing that it was Jesus of Nazareth passing by, he began to call out, “Son of David, Jesus, have mercy on me!” Many people scolded him and told him to keep quiet, but he shouted all the louder, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.” So they called the blind man, saying, “Take heart! Get up, he is calling you!” He immediately threw aside his cloak, jumped up and went to Jesus. Then Jesus asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?” The blind man said, “Master, let me see again!” And Jesus said to him, “Go your way, your faith has made you well.” And, immediately, he could see, and he followed Jesus along the road.
Read: Those who left weeping will return in joy, thanks to the intervention of God. A priest is one called upon by God to bring people to God. Jesus heals Bartimaeus, the blind, in response to his cry.
Reflect: “Go your way” was the blessing and permission given by Jesus to Bartimaeus after healing him; but Bartimaeus chooses to follow Jesus. He knew he had no way other than that of Jesus. Perhaps he understood far better than others what Jesus meant when he had said, “I am the way.” Bartimaeus chose correctly. There is no way to deeper sight, knowledge, and life’s fulfillment but following Jesus.
Pray: “Lord Jesus, you are the way, the truth, and the life. Let me walk your path in your light.”
Act: Have you pledged your eyes? If not, you might want to think about doing so.
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