October 25, 2009, 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time
“Rabbi,” the blind man said, “I want to see.” (Mark 10:51)
1. Jeremiah 31:7-9
2. Hebrews 5:1-6
3. Gospel of Mark 10:46-52
REFLECTION: Bartimaeus, the blind man in this week’s gospel, was healed. He threw off his cloak, jumped up, and went to Jesus. We all need to throw off cloaks of blindness, and with our renewed insights we shall more easily follow him down the road.
PRAYER: Lord, we don’t want to miss a moment of your goodness. We want to see and appreciate all your blessings, and learn to give thanks more and more. We thank you for the sight you give our eyes, our hearts, and our minds. Amen.
Ask at the family table tonight what your family thought about Sunday’s Gospel. See what discussion might follow.
In your life, in your family life, which person most needs some help and caring right now. How can you show that?
All Hallow's Eve (Halloween) is celebrated at the end of October. Pray today that all peoples will be guided by the Saints.
We are coming upon the feasts of All Saints and All Souls. They remind us of our relationship with God and one another. Pray today to your favorite saint and soul that are with God. Ask for their blessing and protection on your family.
Pray the Sorrowful Mysteries of the rosary today with your family.
Spend time today remembering the people in the family who have gone to God. Put their pictures in a prominent place in the house.
Lord, our God, guide our inner selves to seek success of heart and mind. Help us to love wisdom, insights, inner peace, devotion, and contentment more than we love power and fame and money. Our true worth comes from You, Lord. Amen.
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