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'What do you want me to do for you?' Sunday Reflections. 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

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Christ healing the Blind ManEustache Le Sueur 
[Web Gallery of Art]


Readings(New American Bible: Philippines, USA) 
Readings(Jerusalem Bible: Australia, England & Wales, India [optional], Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa) 

Gospel Mark 10:46-52 (Revised Standard Version – Catholic Edition)
As Jesus was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a great multitude, Bartimaeus, a blind beggar, the son of Timaeus, was sitting by the roadside. And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!" And many rebuked him, telling him to be silent; but he cried out all the more, "Son of David, have mercy on me!" And Jesus stopped and said, "Call him." And they called the blind man, saying to him, "Take heart; rise, he is calling you." And throwing off his mantle he sprang up and came to Jesus. And Jesus said to him, "What do you want me to do for you?" And the bli…

'"Come" said Jesus.' Sunday Reflections, 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A, 7 August 2011

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Jesus says, ‘Come, through all the turmoil, the storms which threaten to engulf me. He calls out to me. He wants to pull me towards him.
Jesus is present in the storms of my life. He is in the boat with me. He says, ‘Trust me!’
He is also saying, ‘I need you. We’re a balancing act, dancing together!
I need you to believe in me. I need you to be me on earth.
You need my power and love to grow and reveal me to your brothers and sisters.
When you don’t trust, you sink! You are swallowed up in life’s sorrows. You block my power to work through you’.
The painting and reflection above are by Sr Maria Forrestal, an Irish Franciscan Missionary of Mary who has worked in the Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic for many years. Among other things, Sister Maria maintains the excellent website of the Catholic Church in the Faroes. Readings (New American Bible, used in the Philippines and the USA). Gospel (Matthew 14:22-33; Jerusalem Bible, used in Australia, England & Wales, Ireland, Scotland)
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