Sermons in “It's Time”
Fr. Joe talks about the first and great commandment: to love God and our neighbors. He explores the difficulty of living into the radical reality of this commandment with our wider culture’s relatively vacuous view of love.
Just before Jesus heals Blind Bartimeaus, he calls him. Before in St. Mark’s Gospel, the only people called by Jesus were his disciples. Jesus calls us now in this unique moment as a parish—to do what he tells Bartimeaus: Follow me.