Speak Up!

As we continue in the season of Lent, we find ourselves in Mark with Bartimaeus. He was a blind beggar sitting in the roadside doing his normal routine, but one day, Jesus was near. Once he heard that, he yelled from the top of his lungs for Jesus to have mercy on him. Jesus met and told him how it was his faith that made him well and gave him back his sight. I wonder, what does it look like when put our faith into action?

In the base camp of our church community, near and far, we will continue our series diving into the Gospel of Mark. We will explore spiritual practices; we will keep the gift of Sabbath, learn sacred stories, sing, pray, reflect, refuel, and revive our sense of reverence!

SCRIPTURE: Mark 10:46-52 (NRSVUE)

46 They came to Jericho. As he and his disciples and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, Bartimaeus son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the roadside. 47 When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” 48 Many sternly ordered him to be quiet, but he cried out even more loudly, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” 49 Jesus stood still and said, “Call him here.” And they called the blind man, saying to him, “Take heart; get up, he is calling you.” 50 So throwing off his cloak, he sprang up and came to Jesus. 51 Then Jesus said to him, “What do you want me to do for you?” The blind man said to him, “My teacher,[a] let me see again.” 52 Jesus said to him, “Go; your faith has made you well.” Immediately he regained his sight and followed him on the way.