Sunday, October 28, 2018

“Some people think God does not like to be troubled with our constant coming and asking. - The way to trouble God is not to come at all.”

Without the art of persistence, there can be no gold at the end of the rainbow. ...although the building blocks of the art of persistence are basic, it takes a special determination in order to bring the pieces of the puzzle in place. But, we all have what it takes to see things through in our lives. We can all master the art of persistence if we really put our hearts into it.  - R.L. Adams: (An American writer & entrepreneur)

Gospel Text: (MK 10:46-52)
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.

Though the bystanders scolded Bartimaeus as he cried out to Jesus, Bartimaeus persisted with even louder cries for help from Jesus. Jesus taught us about the importance of persistent prayer: "Ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened. For everyone who asks, receives; whoever seeks, finds; and the door will be opened to him who knocks." (Mt 7: 7- 8)

Do we trust our Father in heaven? Do we have any doubt about the Father's love and care for each one of us?

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