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Mark 10:51 Then Jesus said to [Bartimaeus],”What do you want me to do for you?” The blind man said to him, “My teacher, let me see again.”
On my second night, I bicycled through Oxnard and Ventura to the home of Ched Myers and Elaine Enns. Ched and Elaine are justice-oriented Christ-followers with huge hearts and refined faiths. A mutual friend arranged for me to spend the night with them. It was one of the highlights of the entire year I spent on the road.
Ched and Elaine facilitate the Bartimaeus Institute, hosting webinars and in-person teaching sessions geared toward deepening discipleship through engaging our relationships to God, neighbor, and creation. Every interaction with the institute refreshes my faith and restores my vision.
Blind Bartimaeus gets it right—he knows what he wants from Jesus. He is persistent, receives his sight, and immediately follows Jesus. Like Ched and Elaine, Bartimaeus reminds us how restorative and energizing it can be to follow Jesus.
MOVING FORWARD: What kind of sabbath do you need to take?
Today the Church remembers William Porcher DuBose, Priest, 1918.