Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/052815.cfm
As Jesus was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a sizable crowd, Bartimaeus, a blind man, the son of Timaeus, sat by the roadside begging. On hearing that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, son of David, have pity on me.” And many rebuked him, telling him to be silent. But he kept calling out all the more, “Son of David, have pity on me.” Jesus stopped and said, “Call him. So they called the blind man, saying to him, “Take courage; get up, Jesus is calling you.” 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.
We need to keep calling out to God, just as he did. Jesus asks us today “what do you want from me?” and we need to tell Him what we want. Many times we have not because we ask not. But we have to ask in humility not demanding as if He owed it to us. Then trust that the Lord will do what is best for you.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for all the prayers you have answered. But I thank you also for not giving me what I wanted when it was not what I truly needed. In Jesus’ holy name I praise you and thank you, Amen.
By the word of the Lord the heavens were made.