Bartimaeus had enjoy faith and hope when Jesus passed by. He was not deterred by those who tried to silence him. Jesus called him and asked what he wanted Him to do. We like Bartimaeus are by Jesus who asks us the same question. Be a Bartimaeus and experience Jesus' mercy.
What are the things we hold onto that hinder our relationship with God? In the Gospel it the holding onto possessions and thinking it was a sign God's blessings rather than a gift to be used to advance God's kingdom.
Today was a day filled with great excitement. Following Bishop Brewer's message he baptized 4, confirmed 9, and received 2. After the service a lunch reception was held. I was a great pleasure to have him and his wife Laura Lee with us.