May 27, 2021


Sirach   42: 15- 25

42:15 And now, I will remember the works of the Lord, and I will announce what I have seen. The words of the Lord are in his works.

42:16 The sun illuminates and considers all things, and its work shows the fullness of the glory of the Lord.

42:17 Has not the Lord caused the holy ones to describe all his miracles, which the all-powerful Lord has firmly established in his glory?

42:18 He has examined the abyss and the hearts of men. And he has considered their astuteness.

42:19 For the Lord comprehends all knowledge, and he has gazed upon the signs of the times: announcing the things of the past, as well as the things of the future, and revealing the traces of hidden things.

42:20 No thought passes by him unnoticed, and no word can conceal itself from him.

42:21 He has adorned the magnificent works of his wisdom. He is before eternity and even unto eternity. And nothing can be added,

42:22 and nothing can be taken away. And he has no need of any counselor.

42:23 O how desirable are all his works! And all that we consider is but a spark.

42:24 All these works exist, and they remain in the present age, and they all obey him in every purpose.

42:25 All things are two-fold, one facing another, and he has not made anything to be lacking.


Mark 10: 46- 52

10:46 And they went to Jericho. And as he was setting out from Jericho with his disciples and a very numerous multitude, Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, a blind man, sat begging beside the way.

10:47 And when he had heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and to say, “Jesus, Son of David, take pity on me.”

10:48 And many admonished him to be quiet. But he cried out all the more, “Son of David, take pity on me.”

10:49 And Jesus, standing still, instructed him to be called. And they called the blind man, saying to him: “Be at peace. Arise. He is calling you.”

10:50 And casting aside his garment, he leapt up and went to him.

10:51 And in response, Jesus said to him, “What do you want, that I should do for you?” And the blind man said to him, “Master, that I may see.”

10:52 Then Jesus said to him, “Go, your faith has made you whole.” And immediately he saw, and he followed him on the way