30th Sunday in Ordinary Time with Deacon Bill Johnson. Every Sunday we are invited anew to follow Jesus. No matter what our limitations or impediments may be, Jesus calls us to follow him. Sometimes even when we don’t realize it, we are being called. In the Gospel today, we hear Jesus cure Bartimaeus, the blind man who begged at the side of the road. But Jesus calls Bartimaeus as well. After receiving the gift of sight, Bartimaeus responds to Jesus’ call and follows him. As we gather in Jesus’ name today, let us consider how he is calling us.