This week statement to live by is …
I try to keep going when things get difficult and not give up hope.
Mark 10 v 46 -52
As Jesus was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a large crowd, the son of Timaeus, Bartimaeus, a blind beggar was sitting along the road.
Hearing that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout and say, “Son of David, Jesus, take pity on me!” And many people scolded him severely and told him to be silent. But he cried even louder, “Son of David, take pity on me!”
Jesus stopped and said, “Call him!” They called the blind man and said, “Be brave, and get up. He’s calling you!” Then he threw off his coat and leaped toward Jesus.
Jesus spoke to him and said, “What do you want for me to do for you?” The blind man said,”Rabbi, I would like to see!” And Jesus said, “Go, your faith has saved you. And he followed Jesus on his way
The Gospel of the Lord
Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ.
Bartimaeus was one of the many people who had been rejected by society. In Jesus’ day disabled people like Bartimaeus didn’t have any income; life was very hard for them. That day, like every day he lived in hope. He hoped to get a few coins but that day something special happened – Jesus gave him his sight. It is a lesson for us all. No matter how hard life is, there is always hope.
When we are sad and we reach a point where life is very difficult for us there is one word that is important –hope
Those in prison hope for freedom,
Those who are friendless hope for friendship.
Those who are being persecuted hope for justice
Those who are thirsty hope for water
As long as we have hope there is a reason to live.