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May 27, 2021, Thursday 8th Week of the Year.

 Mark 10:46-52. 
Thursday’s Mass Readings 

There is a lot going on in today’s gospel. 

Bartimaeus is crying out when he hears that it is Jesus of Nazareth.  

The crowd is trying to keep a distance between Jesus and the blind beggar, telling him to be quiet. 

Obviously people are more interested in Jesus than they are Bartimaeus. 

But not Jesus. 

He’s more interested in Bartimaeus, especially when he cried out over the crowd trying to keep them quiet. 

As soon as Jesus calls him, the crowd changes. 

They listened to Jesus and felt his care and concern for Bartimaeus. 

As soon as Jesus wants this man to come to him, they bring this man into the healing presence of Jesus. 

Who is Jesus calling to himself and waiting for us to bring to him? 

We need the Holy Spirit, the spouse of Mother Mary, to quicken our hearts as he  did the heart of Mary when she went to help her cousin Elizabeth give birth to St.  John the Baptist. 

She did not delay but hastened to her cousin. 

We are with Jesus every day in in his Word and in his Sacrament at the Eucharist. 

There are many a Bartimaeus out there, crying out in their pain and worries and  anxieties as much as Bartimaeus cried out to Jesus. 

Instead of telling them in so many different ways to be quiet or just plain ignoring them and their pain, we can be agents of the Lord’s care and concern and healing too. 

A little tender loving care via a phone call, a visit, a cool washcloth on a feverish  head, holding a hand in prayer and so many other ways will bring hurting  Bartimaeus in contact with the healing power of Jesus. 

It doesn’t take much to touch a person’s heart through a kind act. 

At the Eucharist we become what we eat – the Body of Christ. 

We are his hands his eyes, his ears and his heart. 

A kind act is all Jesus needs to usher in his healing power through us. 

“Immediately he received his sight and followed him on the way.” 

Let us hasten with mother Mary to all whom Jesus is calling to himself. 

“When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leapt in her womb.” (Luke 1:41) 

Things get exciting when we bring Jesus to people. 

Thursday 8th Week of the Year. 

Mark 10:46-52. 
Thursday’s Mass Readings 

There is a lot going on in today’s gospel. 

Bartimaeus is crying out when he hears that it is Jesus of Nazareth.  

The crowd is trying to keep a distance between Jesus and the blind beggar, telling him to be quiet. 

Obviously people are more interested in Jesus than they are Bartimaeus. 

But not Jesus. 

He’s more interested in Bartimaeus, especially when he cried out over the crowd trying to keep them quiet. 

As soon as Jesus calls him, the crowd changes. 

They listened to Jesus and felt his care and concern for Bartimaeus. 

As soon as Jesus wants this man to come to him, they bring this man into the healing presence of Jesus. 

Who is Jesus calling to himself and waiting for us to bring to him? 

We need the Holy Spirit, the spouse of Mother Mary, to quicken our hearts as he  did the heart of Mary when she went to help her cousin Elizabeth give birth to St.  John the Baptist. 

She did not delay but hastened to her cousin. 

We are with Jesus every day in in his Word and in his Sacrament at the Eucharist. 

There are many a Bartimaeus out there, crying out in their pain and worries and  anxieties as much as Bartimaeus cried out to Jesus. 

Instead of telling them in so many different ways to be quiet or just plain ignoring them and their pain, we can be agents of the Lord’s care and concern and healing too. 

A little tender loving care via a phone call, a visit, a cool washcloth on a feverish  head, holding a hand in prayer and so many other ways will bring hurting  Bartimaeus in contact with the healing power of Jesus. 

It doesn’t take much to touch a person’s heart through a kind act. 

At the Eucharist we become what we eat – the Body of Christ. 

We are his hands his eyes, his ears and his heart. 

A kind act is all Jesus needs to usher in his healing power through us. 

“Immediately he received his sight and followed him on the way.” 

Let us hasten with mother Mary to all whom Jesus is calling to himself. 

“When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leapt in her womb.” (Luke 1:41) 

Things get exciting when we bring Jesus to people. 

Rick Pilger

Father Pilger, I.C. was born in Canton, Illinois and was ordained at St. John’s Seminary, Wonersh, England in December 1978. He joined the Blessed Sacrament Parish in August 1995, coming here from Sacred Heart Parish in Bradenton Florida. After 22 years as Parochial Vicar, he was appointed Pastor by Bishop Gregory Parkes in June 20, 2017.

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