MANY OF US are well-versed in offering a confession of sin. But Jesus’ question (Mark 10:36 & 51) is not aimed at the sins of Bartimaeus or our own. “What do you want me to do for you?” beckons in a different direction. The question calls us to identify what would make us whole by naming the need that separates us from God and from others. In that call, it prepares us to follow like Bartimaeus in response to a grace that saves and makes us whole.
Gospeled Lives: Encounters with Jesus
From page 27 of Gospeled Lives: Encounters with Jesus by John Indermark. Copyright © 2008 by The Upper Room. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. Learn more about or purchase this book.
What do you want God to do for you today? Share your thoughts.
Then Jesus said to him, “What do you want me to do for you?” The blind man said to him, “My teacher, let me see again.” Jesus said to him, “Go; your faith has made you well.” Immediately he regained his sight and followed him on the way.
—Mark 10:51-52, NRSV
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