The story of the healing of Bartimeus, the man of Jericho is a hero’s tale. Bartimeus is heroic in faith, both when he petitions Jesus and when he follows Him.

Do I express the fullness of the gift of faith? When God prompts me to respond to His Love, I am healed. Do I continue on, though, and follow Jesus?

O Holy Spirit, may I be given a full measure of faith, and may I see it through to the end. You allow me to say yes to God; may I also imitate Jesus today.