Thursday, May 28, 2015

Sirach 42:15-25, Psalm 33:2-9, Mark 10:46-52


Sirach 42:15-25, Psalm 33:2-9, Mark 10:46-52

Sirach 42:15-25

My Beloved, all that God has created is good and fulfills His pupae. All things are designed according to His will and function to give Him glory. All wisdom and all knowledge are His, He commands and all obey. To do His will is the delight of His creatures for in it from the greatest to the least is found purpose, joy and fulfillment.   He has done all things well. 

Divine wisdom is imbued in all that is in the heavens, in the oceans, in the sky and on earth. All is held in His love and He gives life to all things.  He has need of no one and nothing for God is complete in Himself and yet He has willed to create us to reveal Himself to us in You and to give us a future and a hope in You and through You in Him eternally

Psalm 33:2-9

My Beloved, all praise is due to You always. To give You thanks in all things is right and fitting for You are God and You are worthy of all worship love and adoration. You created all things by Your Word and Your Word sustains all You have created from the greatest to the least. You breathe into us and give us life; take away Your breath and we return to dust. 

We are because You cause us to be and You have an eternal destination for those who love and honor You.  Praise You my Lord and my God forever.

Mark 10:46-52

My Beloved, Bartimaeus had no idea that his whole life was about to change that day. A complete metanoia was to occur once he encountered You.  

He was blind and dependent on the generosity of strangers for alms. He was sitting beside the road as usual when he heard the sound of an approaching excited crowd and when he inquired who was passing and was told it was You he began to shout as loud as he could to get Your attention. Today was his turn for a miracle and though the crowd tried to shut him up he would not be silenced. 

Verses 49-52 speak so vividly of what happened that day: "Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.” So they called to the blind man, “Cheer up! On your feet! He’s calling you.” Throwing his cloak aside, he jumped to his feet and came to Jesus. “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him. The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.” “Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.

This is the story of every disciple. You meet us where we are and when we desire more than the world can give You invite us into a deeper relationship with Yourself. We must articulate what it is that we want from You and the greater our faith in You the greater the the spiritual light and sight we receive. 

There is no turning back  once we have encountered You. A true disciple will go wherever You lead

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