30TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Bill Gates failed in his first business, Traf-O-Data. But he learned from the experience and started another business, which he called Microsoft. Persistence pays off.
President Calvin Coolidge once said, “Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not. Genius will not. Education will not. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “Press On” has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”
Long before Bill Gates and Calvin Coolidge, blind Bartimaeus was putting persistence into practice. He wanted to have his vision back, and nothing was going to stop him. Bartimaeus first had to get in front of the crowds lining the street. He found his way to the front, and sat on the roadside to await the coming of the one who could heal him. When he heard him coming, he began to call out to Jesus. When people tried to silence him, Bartimaeus only called out louder.
Deacon Dick Folger