Saturday, October 24, 2015


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, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!" Many sternly ordered him to be quiet, but he cried out even more loudly, "Son of David, have mercy on me!" Jesus stood still and said, "Call him here." And they called the blind man, saying to him, "Take heart; get up, he is calling you." So throwing off his cloak, he sprang up and came to Jesus. Then Jesus said to him, "What do you want me to do for you?" The blind man said to him, "My teacher, let me see again." Jesus said to him, "Go; your faith has made you well." Immediately he regained his sight and followed him on the way.

once we were
standing still
unable to see the way forward.

But you hear our cries.
You call to us
in our times of despair.

You heal us.
"Go; your faith has made you well."
But we don't want to "Go";
we want to stay and follow you.

Walk before us, Lord Jesus.
Show us the path.
It leads to a cross,
but also to an empty tomb.
It's a way that is hard,
a way that is painful,
a way filled with shadows and death.
But it is the only way,
your way that leads us home.

So lead on, O King Eternal,
we will follow you
today and everyday.

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