Homilies: 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

My homily for the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) as preached during the 5pm Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton. The readings were Jeremiah 31:7-9; Hebrews 5:1-6; Mark 10:46-52.

“Bartimaeus calls out to Jesus, seeking Jesus’ compassion and presence. His request – to see again – stand in direct contrast to that of the sons of Zebedee in last weeks Gospel. When we cry out to Jesus – when we say “Lord, have mercy”, what are we seeking?”