October 28, 2012 Homily by Fr. John De Celles St. Raymond of Peñafort Catholic Church Springfield, Va. Today’s Gospel tells us the story of the blind man, Bartimaeus, whose faith leads Jesus to cure him. Of course, this story shows the mercy of Jesus in physically curing the blind. But it also reminds us of something even greater: that once Jesus cures him physically, Bartimaeus’ faith leads him to see Jesus spiritually, with the eyes of faith, and: “Immediately he …followed him on the way.” Unfortunately, there are a lot of folks nowadays, many Catholics, who suffer from spiritual blindness. … Continue reading
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