“On hearing that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, ‘Jesus, son of David, have pity on me.’”
- Pay close attention to Bartimaeus as he pleads for Jesus’ pity.
- What do you sense in his crying out?
- How can you be “Jesus” to someone who may cry out for your pity today?
Heritage word—“The comfort-shattering asceticism of complete availability to others’ needs has the special blessing of Christlike charity.”
(Sister Mary Arthur, 7thProvincial of the Toledo Province)