The Blind Will See

Oct 25, 2018

The Blind Will See
                         Mark 10:46-52

 

In Lectio Visio we place ourselves in the story,

Visualizing what is happening,

 a very Ignatian way to pray with the Holy Scriptures.

 

Just imagine.

 

 Jesus is being trailed by his disciples and there’s a parade of people.

Bartimaeus, a blind man, is sitting alongside the road.

We hear him calling out:  “Son of David, have mercy on me!”

Jesus stops in his tracks, “Call him over.”

The crowd tells him “it’s your lucky day!  Get up! 

He’s calling you to come”

Bartimaeus doesn’t waste a second, he was on his feet at once

and comes to Jesus.

Jesus says, “What can I do for you?”

The blind man says, “Rabbi, I want to see.”

“On your way,” says Jesus.  “Your faith saves you and heals you.”

In that very instant he recovers his sight and

follows Jesus down the road.

 

It’s easy for us to identify with a blind man.

Sometimes there seems to be a veil over our eyes.

 

Today we call out, “Jesus, have mercy on me!”

Jesus says, “What can I do for you?”

 

You hear Jesus asking you that question.

 

How do you respond?

 

We claim our wholeness.

We remember we are made in God’s image.

We replace the old ways of ____________

with the charge to go forward

and follow Jesus up the road

today.

                                                                                    Sr. Carrie Link