This week, as I was searching for photos for the bulletin cover, I stumbled upon these beautiful pictures (Click on the link. Seriously, you won’t regret it.) of dancers at the Association of Ballet and Arts for the Blind, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. When you look at them, you see dancers, not deficiency, and I find that incredibly beautiful.
As we continue our Faces of our Faith worship series, we encounter the story of Bartimaeus. He is often called “Blind Bartimaeus”, despite that he is actually Formerly-Blind Bartimaeus, or more thoughtfully, Bartimaeus, who is also blind. When we talk about Bartimaeus and his encounter with Jesus, we focus on what we see as his deficiency, despite that he recognizes Jesus as a healer, even when he can’t see him. And he follows Jesus even when he could have headed off to see the world with his brand new eyes.
Why do we do that? Boil one another down to our weaknesses? Join us Sunday, as we discover what Bartimaeus and Jesus have to teach us about opening our own eyes to see and appreciate the fullness of our fellow family in Christ.
- Scripture: Mark 10:46-52
- Sermon: “Faces of our Faith: Bartimaeus”
See you Sunday,