Beggars Before Him

"And they came to Jericho; and as he was leaving Jericho
with his disciples and a great multitude, Bartimaeus, a blind beggar, the son of Timaeus, was sitting by the roadside.
And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth,
he began to cry out and say,
'Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!'
And many rebuked him, telling him to be silent;
but he cried out all the more,
'Son of David, have mercy on me!'" (1)

(c) Paul Buis, 2001

1. Mark 10:46-48