Bartimaeus is blind and he is healed by Jesus. The gift of His sight is immediate. Once he can see, Bartimaeus follows Jesus.
When I experience a gift from God, am I inspired to follow Him more closely? An act of thanksgiving is a perfect act of praise. Gratitude makes the Good News attractive to others.
Dear Jesus, heal what ails me. May my experience of wholeness rebound in my own acts of holiness. May my witness inspire others.