Pentecost +21 - Year B
“Softly and tenderly, Jesus is calling.” Calls went out at the beginning of Jesus’ journey to Jerusalem. Here, as Jesus is about to enter Jerusalem, yet another call goes forth to a blind ( _____, your name here) Bartimaeus.
The request from Bartimaeus is not to sit at Jesus’ right hand in some future time, but simply to see in the present. This is more than enough.
Fisherfolk and blind, calls come. In every stage of life - from unknowing to expectant - calls have come. Calls to proceed; calls to back off; calls to wait.
Even at this late date, a new call is coming your way. A call to keep on; a call to a new direction; a call to patience.
It is not so much the last call that defines us, but the next.