Counting this Sunday, there are 61 days to Christmas; 35 days to the 1st Sunday of Advent; 32 days to Thanksgiving; and Halloween is 6 days away. Are you ready for all this?
Today, we should be counting the days until the Solemnity of Christ the King. Like Bartimaeus, we must recognize the “Son of David.” On that Solemnity, we will be asked to cast aside our cloaks (like Bartimaeus did in today’s Gospel story) and will be asked to follow Jesus to His Kingdom. (That means carrying our cross daily behind Him) If that proves too difficult, Bartimaeus has taught us what to say, “Jesus, Son of David, have pity on me.” Are you wise enough to know what to ask for?