ST. PAUL’S FIRST LETTER TO TIMOTHY 1:15-17
Timothy, my son, the saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. And I am the foremost of sinners;
but I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience for an example to those who were to believe in him for eternal life.
To the King of ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory to the ages of ages.
At that time, as Jesus drew near to Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging;
and hearing a multitude going by, he inquired what this meant. They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.”
And he cried, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”
And those who were in front rebuked him, telling him to be silent; but he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”
And Jesus stopped, and commanded him to be brought to him; and when he came near, he asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?”
He said, “Lord, let me receive my sight.”
And Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has made you well.”
And immediately he received his sight and followed him, glorifying God; and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.