His testimony of a total deliverance from drugs issues and health complications by Christ inspired me to write the song using the Biblical story of the Blind Bartimaeus
The next article "Meeting Between Two Sons, the 'Son of Timaeus' and the 'Son of David': Exegetical Approach to the Account of the Healing of Bartimaeus
(MC 10:46-52)" is written by Juan Alberto Casas Ramirez, from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Colombia).
Readings were from Mark chapter 10 the healing of sight to Bartimaeus
and Mark chapter 1 the healing of the leper, with meditations from both these characters, read by Robin and Sheila Whitttam.
A lighter style of fantasy is Jonathan Stroud's Bartimaeus
trilogy, beginning with The Amulet of Samarkand.
Using the text of the Gospel reading for Mass for the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Mark 10:46-52), Chittister challenged participants to rise up and answer the call of Jesus as the blind man Bartimaeus
Jesus asks his disciples to go and call Bartimaeus
He interpreted the Gospel, a reading from Mark which depicts the healing of the blind man, Bartimaeus
in such a way that the listeners easily got the message that he wanted to convey.
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.
Chapter 4 applies the method to Peter, Jesus' mother, the woman with hemorrhages, and Bartimaeus
in Mark; to Peter, Jesus' mother, Nicodemus, and Pilate in John; and to Pilate, Barnabas, and Lydia in Acts.
In "La preghiera di Doberdo," a wounded soldier is compared to Bartimaeus
, the blind beggar of Jericho (strophe 34).
I particularly liked his adventurous taxi ride to Jericho and the subsequent essay on Zacchaeus and Bartimaeus
that this day trip inspires.
reminded me of a private detective from pulps of the 1950s .