Mark 10:46-52 Reflection
There is a curious dilemma of how to react when you proclaim the Word and hear a baby or some other disturbance. I just imagine Jesus mercifully blessing the distraction and instantly become grateful that the family felt strong enough in their faith to come to Mass. My mind stills and I proclaim with even greater conviction. Shouldn’t the measure of how much “God” is in my heart be not just be while I am in church but if I am compassionate always? (Mark 10:46-52)
Additional Ordinary Time Reflections
The Healing of Blind Bartimaeus
46 They came to Jericho. As he and his disciples and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, Bartimaeus son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the roadside. 47 When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” 48 Many sternly ordered him to be quiet, but he cried out even more loudly, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” 49 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.” 50 So throwing off his cloak, he sprang up and came to Jesus. 51 Then Jesus said to him, “What do you want me to do for you?” The blind man said to him, “My teacher, let me see again.” 52 Jesus said to him, “Go; your faith has made you well.” Immediately he regained his sight and followed him on the way.