Pastor’s Email College Devotion, February 21, 2016

Pastor’s Email College Devotion

The Week of Lent 2

February 21, 2016

Then Jesus said to him, ‘What do you want me to do for you?’ The blind man said to him, ‘My teacher, let me see again.’  (Mark 10:51, NRSV)


Do you think about your sight very often?  You use it sixteen … seventeen … maybe twenty hours a day … some days, every day … year after year.   Think of the ways it opens the world to you.  And then think of those realities in the world that we cannot comprehend with the naked eye.  Blind Bartimaeus in our Gospel Lesson this morning, had that deeper sight in recognizing Jesus as the one who could offer him mercy and healing.  Do you cultivate you deeper faith sight, also?  Prayer … occasional ventures into Scripture … a worship service once in a while … each can strengthen that sight.  Why not try it, in the midst of all the other mind strengthening activities that college brings to you.  As always, make choices that you and your loved ones will be proud of.


O God, my God, you are the source of all that is good in my life.  Give me the sight that growth from the faith with which you have blessed me.  Open my eyes to the glories of the world around me, and the beauty of the world you have sown in my spirit … a spirit that connects me to your Holy Spirit.  Amen.

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Rev. Craig Ross

Senior Pastor

The vibrancy of life here at St. Peter’s makes my service on our staff a joy and privilege. Visitation, teaching and preaching are the ministries that feed my pastoral identity, as together our staff and lay members share in our missional calling … Building a community of faith by God’s grace.