Daily Gospel Reflection for May 28, 2015

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Catholic Mom Daily Gospel Reflections Logo with blue outlineToday’s Gospel: Mark 10:46-52

Trust. Courage. Faith. Bartimaeus had all of those, didn’t he? And Jesus saw and knew and healed him. He wants to do the same for us. Heal us of whatever blindness we have in our life. But we must ask. When Bartimaeus approached Jesus, he asked for sight. He was very specific and spoke in the positive. His words are not “I don’t want to be blind,” but “I want to see.”

Sometimes I have a specific issue I bring to Jesus that I truly would like him to fix. But after reading this, maybe I am going about it the wrong way. Instead of asking to get rid of the problem, I should ask for the solution. Of course Jesus knows the solution before it’s articulated, but maybe it is in our articulation of the solution we learn something. I think Bartimaeus was onto something that may help us as we struggle in our own lives with problems that need to be fixed.

Ponder:

Do I pray with trust, courage, and faith that Jesus will help me?

Pray:

Jesus, you gave sight to a blind man. I thank you for all you have given me in my life. I pray for trust, courage and faith so that when I come to you blind, you give me sight. Amen.

We thank our friends at The Word Among Us for providing our gospel reflection team with copies of Abide In My Word 2015: Mass Readings at Your Fingertips. To pray the daily gospels with this wonderful resource, visit The Word Among Us.

Copyright 2015 Deanna Bartalini

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Deanna G. Bartalini, is a Catholic writer, speaker, and educator. She and her husband Deacon John have two married children and a grandson. Deanna loves teaching about Catholicism and how it fits into our daily lives. She writes at DeannaBartalini.com, serves as the editor of the NewEvangelizers.com blog, and is a contributor there as well as at AmazingCatechists.com. Deanna contributed to A Catholic Mom's Prayer Companion published by Ave Maris Press. She has written “Invite the Holy Spirit into Your Life: Growing in Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness and Self-Control” one book in the series of the Stay Connected Journals for Catholic Women published by Gracewatch Media. Deanna is available to lead retreats and speak at catechist and ministry events.

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