The blind beggar heard the crowd passing him on the road. Feet hurrying, people talking, all moving quickly along. What was going on? “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.” It was enough. Immediately the beggar shouted, “Jesus, Son of David, have pity on me!” He was making a nuisance of himself. Shut up, they warned him. But this was not a man to be silenced. He had heard of the Nazarene. He knew, beyond a shadow of doubt that he would help him. This was his chance and no one, no crowd was going to stop him. So, he shouted louder, “Son of David, have pity on me!” (Mk 10: 46-52).
Jesus stopped. The crowd stopped. The man was still shouting. Jesus ordered that he be brought to him. And now those very people who wanted to be rid of the noisy beggar had to make way for him to bring him to the Lord.