The Poor are Great
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For 14 November 2022, Monday of week 33 in Ordinary Time, based on Luke 18:35-43
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As Jesus approached Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging. When he heard a crowd going by, he asked what was happening. They told him, ‘Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.’ Then he shouted, ‘Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!’ Those who were in front sternly ordered him to be quiet; but he shouted even more loudly, ‘Son of David, have mercy on me!’ Jesus stood still and ordered the man to be brought to him; and when he came near, he asked him, ‘What do you want me to do for you?’ He said, ‘Lord, let me see again.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Receive your sight; your faith has saved you.’ Immediately he regained his sight and followed him, glorifying God; and all the people, when they saw it, praised God.
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.
Mary Ellen Green
15 November 2022 @ 12:51 am
Thank you, Jerry! You hit the nail on the head!
Ruth Anne Henderson
15 November 2022 @ 2:02 am
Yes, you’re absolutely right: we need to know their names and they need to know ours. I confess I had never thought about that – especially the second part – until now. Thank you for a really wonderful homily!
15 November 2022 @ 3:06 am
This preaching has legs, Jerry! I am sharing it with my preaching class.