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30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

October 29, 2012

SEEING THE WORLD ANEW

In many respects our Gospel today, sums up the whole of the spiritual life.  This is not just about a blind man; rather, about all of us, for we are all in need of new vision.

The story begins at Jericho, which is not lost on the crowd of Jesus.  It is a place associated with sin, literally down the road from Jerusalem – the city of God.  And it is in this sinful place that we find Bartimaeus.

The fact that Mark used his name means that this story is probably historically true and left a real impression the later followers of Christ.  Why is that?  Perhaps because Bartimaeus called Jesus “Son of David” – essentially recognizing him as the Messiah.

Too many of us walk through this world unintentionally.  We are blind to the many ways God is working in our daily life.  This Sunday is an invitation to change that.

CLICK HERE  for the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time: (Jeremiah 31:7-9; Psalm 126; Hebrews 5:1-6; Mark 10:46-52)

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