October 28, 2018: Reflection for the Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

October 28, 2018 by Juanita Harding, Notre Dame Associate

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark, 10:46-52

In today’s gospel the word “call” is used several times. The blind man, Bartimaeus, calls out to Jesus saying, “Jesus, son of David have pity on me.” The crowd tells the blind man to be silent, but he calls out all the more, “Jesus, 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?” “Master, I want to see.” Jesus told him, “Go your way; your faith has saved you.” Immediately he received his sight and chose to follow Jesus on the way.

I asked myself, do I listen for God’s call? I call on Him through prayer, prayers for guidance, for help in many ways. But, do I truly listen for His call to me? What is He calling me to do?

My prayer today is for Him to open my eyes to the needs of others, and to open my ears to His call to serve in all ways possible.