Pilgrim Uniting Church, Adelaide SA
SUN 28-OCT-2018 - 11.00 AM Sermon
Rev Dr Ian Price
Pentecost 23 – Seeing with eyes wide open – As Jesus was making his way toward Jerusalem for the last time, a blind beggar started yelling for his attention. The author of Mark's gospel has told us that the beggar's name was Bartimaeus, and it's a name with several layers of meaning. Apart from "son of Timaeus", it can also be interpreted in the Aramaic language as "son of filth", and in the Greek language as "son of honour". Jesus went over to this disgraceful person and asked him "What do you want me to do for you?" Through his faith, the beggar received his sight and the hope for a fulfilling life. Do we see rough-sleeping beggars as filthy no-hopers, or do we see their potential as people of honour?
Mark 10: 46-52

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