27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
October 3, 2010
The apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith."
The Lord replied,
"If you have faith the size of a mustard seed,
you would say to this mulberry tree,
'Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you."
Faith makes it possible for us to do extraordinary deeds.
But Jesus doesn’t expect us to use it
to uproot forests of mulberry trees.
Instead, for the most part, discipleship asks
much more ordinary things of us.
We are like the servant in the parable,
we are expected to be faithful
to the tasks assigned to us.
The servant is quite versatile
and is both a farm worker and the cook!
That’s what serving Jesus feels like doesn’t it – multi-tasking.
You get the impression from the parable
that there is no "off time" for disciples
when we are no longer following
the Lord’s ways and serving in his name.
What changes have you seen in the quality and quantity
of your faith during recent years?
What is the hardest part about keeping
your faith alive and vibrant?