Sunday, October 07, 2007

Increase Our Faith

And the apostles said to the Lord: Increase our faith.

And the Lord said: If you had faith like to a grain of mustard seed, you might say to this mulberry tree, Be thou rooted up, and be thou transplanted into the sea: and it would obey you. But which of you having a servant ploughing, or feeding cattle, will say to him, when he is come from the field: Immediately go, sit down to meat: And will not rather say to him: Make ready my supper, and gird thyself, and serve me, whilst I eat and drink, and afterwards thou shalt eat and drink? Doth he thank that servant, for doing the things which he commanded him? I think not. So you also, when you shall have done all these things that are commanded you, say: We are unprofitable servants; we have done that which we ought to do.
Luke 17:5-10 (Douay-Rheims)


Dear Father I too have asked to increase my faith. So many times I failed in believing what you gave me. And yet it is here in the Scriptures that tell me about a seed and how small it is can move anything. I have worked so hard to bring that seed to fruit in my life. I have done much to also destroy it and yet it grows by the grace of your hand. You ask much of me dear Father and I respond to what you seek, just as the servants do the bidding of their masters after being out in the field all day, they come in to continue serving even though they are hungry. It is your will that I do and not my own that enables me to live my life in faithfulness. It is doing what you ask of me when I hunger and thirst for more of your love. You never gave up even when I fell, you still loved me in spite of my errors. When I hurt you the most, you took my heart and made it yours to show me how much you love me. That is the greatest gift I will ever receive, the love of a Father, unconditional and ever growing, just like the mustard seed. Amen

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