Sunday, October 2, 2016
27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
And the apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith.” – Luke 17:5
The apostles ask Jesus for more faith and he tells the apostles that even if their faith was as small as a mustard seed, great things can happen. The amount of faith does not seem to be the issue.
I too sometimes think that if I have more faith, I can do more for God. Bear more fruit. But Jesus seems to be saying that we do not need to worry about such things.
We need only to believe. We need only to keep the faith and nourish it. Keep the faith and trust. Trust that God will use our faith and bear fruit. Trust that God can use our faith and move mulberry trees. And mountains (Mt 17:20).
It is not about how much faith we have. It is what we do with it.
Do we give it to the Lord?
Do we trust that God will move the mountain for us?
Lord, help me to trust in you with all my heart and soul. Help me to believe that you can take my little offering of faith and move mountains! Amen.