The Episcopal Bishop of Western Louisiana (Jake Owensby)—Hearing Bartimaeus

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Jesus teaches us to be merciful: to hear with our hearts the cries for help around us and to respond with the same help that Jesus has already given us. We have received mercy so that we can show mercy. A vital congregation is known for its works of mercy.
Jesus’ healing of blind Bartimaeus teaches us some helpful things about being a merciful congregation. That story invites us to explore three questions:
What is mercy?
What are the works of mercy?
What effect do works of mercy have on the believing community?

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