As Jesus 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 out 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, Jesus 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
“Jesus is with all! Lift every detail into His Sacred Heart, and make haste, just as Bartimaeus did, to spring up, and come before His Holy Throne!” In today’s Gospel, Jesus is passing a “seeming” blind man that was physically blind perhaps, but certainly this did not deter His Faith in the Lord! As Jesus walks by, this blind beggar shouted a revelation, that Jesus was the fulfillment of the Promise of God to His father David. The Promise of the Coming Messiah was given to David by the Lord. As Jesus passes by, Bartimaeus , Bartimaeus shouts, “Jesus, Son of David, have pity on me!”
Jesus sees that His Faith is unwavering as He calls to Him a second time, and sends His messengers to call Bartimaeus. His Disciples are calling Bartimaeus, informing Bartimaeus that the Lord is calling. Just as every disciple shares the Good News, these holy chosen disciples are sharing their faith in the Lord, as the Lord beckons for Bartimaeus. Bartimaeus, makes haste to come before the Lord, he springs up, throws his cloak, and makes haste to come before the Lord! Beautiful!
Bartimaeus further reveals the true identity of the Lord, by using the greeting of “Master” and says, “Master I want to see.” [Do not be called ‘Master’; you have but one master, the Messiah.” MT 23:10]
Jesus restores the physical sight of Bartimaeus, and says, Go on your way, your faith has saved you.”
Bartimaeus, however, follows “the way“; the Way of the Lord, and as the Lord entered into Jerusalem, into the final days of His ministry, and into His Bitter Passion, into the Eternal Kingdom, The Way of the Lord that, as followed, is given to all, and is for all to follow. Jesus said, ““I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” in John 14:6. The Way of the Lord, gives us the Sacraments in the Gospels, the way to worship Him as the Lord has asked all to do, and is given to all to partake in. We receive the Graces necessary to make us a holy people for the Heavenly Father, in the Sacraments of the Catholic Church. In Baptism, in Eucharistic Celebration, in Confirmation, and in placing the Lord first, acting on His Word, and loving one another. Jesus , who suffered, and gave His own life so we could have life more abundantly, is with us and has given us the Promise of God the Father -The Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is given to us all in the Sacraments of the Catholic Church. In every Sacrament, we receive an installment of the Holy Spirit, a precursor to the Eternal Walk, the Holiest of all Matrimonies, in Christ Jesus as His Bride. You and all in the world are invited by the lord Himself to lift all hearts to the Lord, make haste to come before Him, share His Gospels with all you meet, attend Mass regularly as this was also given in the Gospels for all and is the first and Holy Way to worship the Lord. For it was the Lord who gave us how to worship in the Gospels. Receiving the Lord in Eucharist is a precursor, to the Eternal Salvation of the Lord, just as the Gospels are the fulfillment of the Old Testament prophecies, and fulfillment of the Law of Moses, we all can partake in the Eternal and everlasting Joy even now, as all are called to receive the Lord intimately in Eucharist the Heavenly Banquet that is given for us all to partake in. This I have received in the Holy Spirit for all who read with the assistance of the angels and archangels in the Holy Spirit! Praise the Lord!
“Glory to God in the Highest! is the resounding Praise and Eternally will always be, in Heaven as one person turns fully, makes haste to come before the Lord and receives the Lord, invites the Lord in very morning and in every evening giving thanks, for Jesus is with us all! Come to Mass! Bring the family! Bring one or two friends! Invite all to receive the Lord, for the Lord is present in the Holy Eucharist, the transubstantiated Body and Blood of the Lord, a miracle that occurs every Sunday and in every full Mass, every day. Make haste as did Bartimaeus, in the Holiest walk, the Way of the Lord!
Today’s Devotion and Acton: Take a moment to spend time in the Lord, and repeat this in every morning. Making time for the Lord in our every day lives is how the Lord can increase and we decrease. Making time to come to Mass is how we pace the Lord first and say “I want to place you first!” Make time to call and inquire of the Sacraments of the Lord if all have not been received. Or if none have ever been received, now is the time to make haste! To spring up! To say “YES !” to the Lord!
“Jesus, we praise your holy Name, and in Your Holy Graces, Your Holy Spirit, and in Your Holy Presence, we ask for healing, spiritually, and in our hearts and minds. In every area of our daily lives in Your Presence Lord, we humbly ask for you to lift us all, and that of our families and friends and all in the world, in Your undivided Love and Holy Love and Joy that only is given by You. One in the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit, we say, we thanks you, we praise you and we adore you! In Jesus , Name, Amen!”