That’s the answer I want – YES…. I pray, and God says YES. The Waiters Musical has an entertaining musical number entitled “I Wants What I Wants When I Wants It” poking fun at America’s desire for “instant gratification.” The truth is, effort and struggle are part of the human experience necessary for character development.
So Bascomb stands at a crossroads and we have decisions to make: “what do we want?” What do we want to be as a church serving this community? What do we want to be as a mission of the church? What do we want to be as a community of faith? Ponder those answers for yourself and let us reason together. Jesus asks that question of Bartimaeus in today’s text but look back a page and notice: he asked that question of his own disciples. What did they want?