The Blind Beggar with Outrageous Faith

Photography © by Andy Coan

The story of Bartimaeus, the blind beggar who met Jesus on the road to Jericho, is a dramatic event from the Gospel of Mark that illustrates something very important about the true nature of Christian faith. This post on his faith reflects on the readings for the Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) are — Jeremiah 31:7-9; Psalms 126:1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 6; […]

The Blind Man Speaks

Photography © by Andy Coan

There were hundreds in the crowd that day at Jericho.  No doubt all of them had needs, many of them urgent.  But this Sunday’s gospel tells us that apparently only one of them had the audacity to speak up and ask for help from the prophet that everyone had come to see. The man happened to be a blind beggar, […]