A reading from the Book of the Prophet Jeremiah 31, 7-9
Thus says the Lord: Shout with joy for Jacob, exult at the head of the nations; proclaim your praise and say: The Lord has delivered his people, the remnant of Israel. Behold, I will bring them back from the land of the north; I will gather them from the ends of the world, with the blind and the lame in their midst, the mothers and those with child; they shall return as an immense throng. They departed in tears, but I will console them and guide them; I will lead them to brooks of water, on a level road, so that none shall stumble. For I am father to Israel, Ephraim is my first-born.
When the Lord brought back the captives of Zion,
Then they said among the nations,
Restore our fortunes, O Lord,
Brothers and sisters:
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark 10, 46-52
As Jesus was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a sizable crowd, Bartimaeus, a blind man, the son of Timaeus, sat by the roadside begging. On hearing that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say,"Jesus, son of David, have pity on me." And many rebuked him, telling him to be silent. But he kept calling out all the more, " Son of David, have pity on me." Jesus stopped and said, "Call him." So they called the blind man, saying to him, "Take courage; get up, Jesus is calling you." He threw aside his cloak, sprang up, and came to Jesus. Jesus said to him in reply, ¨What do you want me to do for you?" The blind man replied to him, "Master, I want to see." Jesus told him, "Goyour way; your faith has saved you." Immediately he received his sight and followed him on the way.
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