Monday, October 29, 2012

Jesus Heals Us of the Blindness of Pride and Sin

Healing of Bartimaeus by Carl Bloch

Listen to my homily for the 30th Sunday of the Year:

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Jesus heals the blindness of pride and sin.  We cry out to him in our blinded state and beg him like Blind Bartimaeus, saying, "Jesus Son of David, have pity on me!"  When he hears us he calls us and gives us courage, heals us and then we are ready to truly follow the master, bringing others to be healed of their blindness as well.  Yet we remember that we always need him to continually heal us, for if we say we are not blind, how deeply blinded we are.

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