Sunday, October 28, 2012

Homily: Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

This Sunday I was looking forward to heading back to my alma mater, the University of Scranton, to preach at their Sunday liturgies.  But it seems Hurricane Sandy has changed those plans.  The silver lining in all that?  I get to be with my parish family of St. Paul’s for the weekend!
This Sunday we hear of the healing of Bartimaeus, the blind man who had the faith to call out to Jesus from the side of the road. But dig a bit deeper and we discover that this story carries a deeper more significant message.  But to break that open one has to look back at this past month and tie all the gospels together.  For this tenth chapter of Mark has been all about those who can see and are blind….and those who are blind, but can see.
Sounds strange?  Do you see?  Are you blind?
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