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For the Ride Home is an online Sunday readings supplement for Catholics to further reflect on the Sunday readings heard at Mass. Find the actual New American Bible text links, questions for reflection and commentary from a popular book.
For the Ride Home
by Ted Bergh
30th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)
October 25, 2009
•The Lord has delivered his people, (Jeremiah 31:8)
•Those who sow in tears will reap with cries of joy. (Psalm 126:5)
•You are my son: this day I have begotten you; (Hebrews 5:5)
•He threw aside his cloak, sprang up and came to Jesus. (Mark 10:50)
•Jesus told him, “Go your way your faith has saved you.” Immediately he recovered his sight and followed him on the way. (Mark 10:52)
•What hope is there for a blind beggar?
•How committed is Bartimaeus in receiving a cure from Jesus?
•What does he do once cured?
•If you were healed of your affliction today, what way would you follow?

And once he heard and understood the Word of God, he tried to put it into practice in his own life. For him the Word was life and not to live it was to deprive himself of really living. That was what the dream was really about in his own mind: to dare to live radically and simply, to take a chance on Christ. And what caused inestimable joy in Francis and his brothers was that the Gospel worked. If you tried to live it without reservation, you suddenly experienced a whole new worldview and you felt as though you had never lived before.1

1Bodo, Murray, Francis: The Journey and the Dream, St. Anthony Messenger Press, Cincinnati: OH, 1988, p. 39, 40.

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