Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Mark 10:46-52 - The Gospel Lectionary Passage for October 25, 2009

This is my own translation of the lectionary gospel lesson for Sunday. Please make any comments concerning the passage you want. Together, let's discuss the Word of God:


46And they went into Jericho. And as he and his disciples and a considerable crowd were leaving Jericho, the son of Timaeus, Bartimaeus, a blind beggar was sitting beside the way begging. 47And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he started to cry out and say, “Son of David, Jesus, have mercy on me.” 48And many began to speak to him sternly so that he might shut up. But all the more he cried out, “Son of David, have mercy on me.” 49And after he’d stopped, Jesus said, “Call him.” And they called the blind man, saying to him, “Have courage! Get up! He’s calling you.” 50And after he’d thrown off his outer garment, he jumped up and came to Jesus. 51And Jesus answered him and said, “What do you want me to do?” And the blind man said to him, “Rabbi, that I might see again.” 52And Jesus said to him, “Go, your faith has saved you.” And immediately he saw again and followed him on the way.

1 comment:

  1. I'm going to consider the passage from the perspectives of Bartimaeus and those who were with Jesus. I'll answer the question, if we assume the role of a blind beggar or as a member of the crowd, how will that shape our behavior>