25 Oct 2009
For 25 October 2009, 30th Sunday, based on Mark 10:46-52
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. When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout out and say, â€œJesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!â€ Many sternly ordered him to be quiet, but he cried out even more loudly, â€œSon of David, have mercy on me!â€ Jesus stood still and said, â€œCall him here.â€ And they called the blind man, saying to him, â€œTake heart; get up, he is calling you.â€ So throwing off his cloak, he sprang up and came to Jesus. Then Jesus said to him, â€œWhat do you want me to do for you?â€ The blind man said to him, â€œMy teacher, let me see again.â€ Jesus said to him, â€œGo; your faith has made you well.â€ Immediately he regained his sight and followed him on the way.
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.