Archive for October 23rd, 2009

Proper 25/Ordinary 30 – Mark 10:48-49

From Mark 10:48-49 – Many sternly ordered [Bartimaeus] to be quiet, but he cried out even more loudly, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” Jesus stood still and said, “Call him here.” And they called the blind man, saying to him, “Take heart; get up, he is calling you.”

A blind man sitting on the side of the road calls out to Jesus for help, and the disciples try to silence him. “Don’t bother the Teacher,” they seem to be saying. Other times they seem to say, “This isn’t the proper place or the right time for healing.” This scene plays out with different characters, time and time again in scripture. People walking beside Jesus, hearing him firsthand, fail to understand him. Jesus asks us to care for one another. Jesus asks us to be healing presences for one another.

Prayer:

Patient God, we live by agendas and habits that are of our own making. Remain by us, gently nudging us toward your will. AMEN.


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