The Healing of the Blind Bartimaeus
Bartimaeus was a blind beggar. He
Was very determined and insistent.
When Christ called him, he threw off his mantle.
He showed his faith when he talked with Jesus.
Jesus asked Bartimaeus, “What do you
Want me to do for you?” Bartimaeus
Replied, “My teacher, let me see again.”
Bartimaeus became a disciple.
Commentaries in the Navarre Bible
And Word on Fire Bible are instructive.
Saint Josemaria Escriva and
Bishop Bob Barron are Hall of Famers.
I used to have to watch television
With binoculars. My sight is restored.
Patrick McCaskey is a Vice President and Director of the Chicago Bears, Chair of Sports Faith International, and Chair of WSFI Catholic Radio 88.5, as well as poet and the author of our Sports and Faith Series. The Sports and Faith include stories of athletes and others who live exemplary lives like George “Papa Bear” Halas, Pat’s grandfather. Surprising, inspiring, and all very human, Patrick McCaskey’s Poems About the Gospel is Patrick’s first book of poems where readers can find a few words of encouragement in every one. Poems About the Gospel is available from Sporting Chance Press, Amazon and select bookstores like the Little Way in Crystal Lake.
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