Bible Leads: Mark 10: 46-52

TEXT

Mark 10:46-52

They came to Jericho. As he and his disciples and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, Bartimaeus son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the roadside. When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout out and say, ‘Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!’ Many sternly ordered him to be quiet, but he cried out even more loudly, ‘Son of David, have mercy on me!’ Jesus stood still and said, ‘Call him here.’ And they called the blind man, saying to him, ‘Take heart; get up, he is calling you.’ So throwing off his cloak, he sprang up and came to Jesus. Then Jesus said to him, ‘What do you want me to do for you?’ The blind man said to him, ‘My teacher,* let me see again.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Go; your faith has made you well.’ Immediately he regained his sight and followed him on the way.

  1. What It’s Like to Go Blind
  2. Two Blind sisters see for the first time
  3. On “Colorblindness”
  4. All About Eyes

REFLECTION QUESTIONS

  1. What does it mean that Bartimaeus’ “faith has made [him]well”?
  2. When was a time when you could not see a truth that was right before your eyes?
  3. In what ways are people still offended by the suffering?
  4. What does it mean to be healed?

IMAGE

"Ray Charles 260971neu000" by Heinrich Klaffs
“Ray Charles 260971neu000” by Heinrich Klaffs

SOUNDTRACK

Spotify Playlist

  1. Long as I Can See the Light, by Creedence Clearwater Revival
  2. Visions, by Stevie Wonder
  3. Eyes on the Prize, by M. Ward
  4. When Will I See You Again, by Lord Huron
  5. Kid A, by Radiohead
  6. Subterranean Homesick Alien, by Radiohead
  7. Ridin’ in my Car, by She & Him
  8. BAKL, by Loney Dear
  9. When the Night Turns Cold, by Tobias Froberg
  10. Ask for Answers, by Placebo

HAIKU

Identified, weak / crying like a baby for / a mother, healer

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