“What do you want me to do for you?” That’s the question a blind man receives from Jesus in chapter ten of Mark’s gospel after this blind man asks for mercy. “Take heart,” say the people around this man, “get up, he is calling you.” Jesus’ question isn’t just for the blind man; it’s for any of us who call out to Jesus for mercy. Whether we call out from curiosity, confusion, or a firm and full confidence, mercy is what we all seek and need.

At Trinity Commons, and in the Episcopal ministry we do on campus, we all seek mercy, acceptance, love, and a community of people who we can support and who will support us. Whether you begin this school year in curiosity, confusion, or a firm and full confidence, the mercy you seek from Jesus is best found together, with people who seek that same mercy in whatever situation or uncertainty we may find ourselves.

We have many ways you can begin that journey towards mercy; join us on campus to just sit, ask questions, and chat. Join us in the chapel on campus for a short Eucharist, to connect the life you lead to the life you seek. Join us for community and fellowship as we work together each Tuesday at Trinity Commons at 6pm to make a pasta dinner together. And join us this Sunday (and each Sunday) at Trinity Commons at 6pm for a meal that takes what we have to give and transforms it, and us, by our participation. Then plan to stay after our Eucharist for supper.

“What do you want me to do for you?” It’s an important question, and each of us can probably answer it in our own unique way with the need we have today, and that’s fine. Jesus meets us just as he met that blind man on the road who asked Jesus, “My teacher, let me see again.” As soon as the words are out of his mouth his sight is restored, all because of a request for mercy and in response to a question about need. What do you need this new school year, Jesus is willing to listen to you; and we are here to find new sight, new life, and new experiences together.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Thomas Joyner, Chaplain

Kelley Hudlow, Deacon

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