What do you want me to do for you?

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

If we cant see who we are in the eyes of God, or because if we have been so wounded in our life experience, that we have given up on the hope of being the saints.  Of being excellent and noble and pure, free from unhealthy attachements.  In short, if we have lost the hope to be who we are as children of God then we are like Bartimaeus, on the road, paralyzed and begging.  And Christ comes to give us life, as he comes to give Bartimaeus his life. Because for Bartimaeus receiving sight was to receive a whole new horizon.

Jesus_Heals_Bartimaeus“He threw aside his cloak, sprang up, and came to Jesus.  Jesus said to him in reply, “What do you want me to do for you?”  The blind man replied to him, “Master, I want to see.” Jesus told him, “Go your way; your faith has saved you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed him on the way.”

Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes – A Foreshadowing of the Eucharist

Loaves and FishesJesus said, “Make the people sit down.” Now there was much grass in the place; so the men sat down, in number about five thousand. Jesus then took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed them to those who were seated; so also the fish, as much as they wanted. And when they had eaten their fill, he told his disciples, “Gather up the fragments left over, that nothing may be lost.”

Bring them to Me

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“Taking the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven,
he said the blessing, broke the loaves,
and gave them to the disciples,
who in turn gave them to the crowds.
They all ate and were satisfied.”