Sunday, October 24, 2021
The readings for the Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time for Year B make us think of how we are blind and how Jesus can give us new vision. The first reading (Jeremiah 31:7-9) speak of how God gathers his people together and heals them. The psalm (Psalm 126:1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 6) sings “The Lord has done great things for us; we are filled with joy.” The second reading (Hebrews 5:1-6) reminds us that a high priest must be called by God and does not seek to glorify himself. And in the gospel (Mark 10:46-52), Jesus heals Bartimaeus, a blind beggar.
Sight, healing, and answering the call of Jesus are themes for this weekend. Here are some ideas: