- We are part of the family of God by virtue of our baptism. We belong to each other and are called to care for each other.
- With Bartimaeus, we can cry out to Jesus, the Son of David, and firmly trust that he will have mercy upon us too.
- We are called to throw off the old way of life just like Bart throws off his cloak. He leaves protection, comfort, and the tools of the trade behind, and trusts in Jesus alone to provide all of those things instead.
- Bartimaeus follows Jesus “on the way” to the cross and the empty tomb. We are called to follow too.
P.S. I hope to see you at the Irish Parade on Saturday. I’ve been asked to sing again at the start of the parade. I’ll be near the Messenger building.
To prepare for worship on Sunday
(March 15), you are invited to read: