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Take Courage-Jesus Is Calling

Take Courage-Jesus Is Calling

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Thirtieth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Take Courage- Jesus Is Calling

Jesus: “Do you realize how many times I take you by the hand? I lead you so that you are not timid. The abundant grace that gives you strength and courage is Myself. My clarity lights the rocky roads that you must walk. This light, which keeps you from walking blindly, reminds you that I walked a similar road. All do not walk this road in the same spirit as you do. Many are without light.” (Jesus) (July 22-23, 1963)

Readings: Take courage; get up,
Jesus is calling you.”
He threw aside his cloak, sprang up, and came to
Jesus said to him in reply, “What do you want
me to do for you?” 
The blind man replied to him, “Master, I want
to see.” 
Jesus told him, “Go your way; your faith has
saved you.”  (Mark 10)

Prayer Meditation- Lord, many of us, though maybe not physically blind like Bartimaeus in today’s Gospel, are walking blindly and without light. Rocky roads does not even begin to describe what many of us may be walking through- and yet we are reminded that You walked a similar road as You are not a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses but one who has been similarly tested in every way, yet without sin. (Hebrews 4:15). So let us take courage because You are calling us more times than we even realize- You take us by the hand and give us the abundant grace we need, the strength and courage to keep walking. Let us not to be afraid to tell You that we want to see, that we want to be well and to be healed with confidence knowing that we walk by faith and not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7) and that You will light the road ahead a little at a time.

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