"Do now, do now, what you will wish to have done when your moment comes to die." [St. Angela Merici]

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Naming Matters

By Micky Wolf

Something a bit different today.

Read the following slowly, and if possible, out loud. Substitute your name for Bartimaeus as well as the appropriate pronouns where underlined in the text.

They came to Jericho. And as he was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a sizable crowd, Bartimaeus, a blind man, the son of Timaeus, sat by the roadside begging.  
 On hearing that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry and say, 
"Jesus, son of David, have pity on me."

And many rebuked him, telling him to be silent.

But he kept calling out all the more, “Son of David, have pity on me.” 

Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.” 

So they called the blind man, saying to him, “Take courage; get up, he is calling you.” 

He threw aside his cloak, sprang up, and came to Jesus. 

Jesus said to him in reply, “What do you want me to do for you?” 

The blind man replied to him, “Master, I want to see.” 

Jesus told him, “Go your way; your faith has saved you.” 

Immediately he received his sight and followed him on the way.
[Mark 10:46-52 | NAB Translation]

Give voice to your response to Jesus’ question. Don’t over think it. Be honest. Real. Authentic. Write it down and slip it into the pages of your Bible or day planner.

Go about your day. Will you trust God to know the perfect moment to give you your “immediately”?

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