Walk By Faith, Not By Sight

Increase our faith

Luke 17:5
Habakkuk 1:2-3;2:2-4; Psalms 95:1-2,6-9; II Timothy 1:6-8,13-14; Luke 17:5-10

In today’s Gospel Lesson, the Apostles say to the Lord Jesus, “Increase our faith.” Jesus replies, “Were your faith the size of a mustard seed you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you'”(Lk. 17:5-6).

Notice, the Apostles said to Jesus, “Increase our faith.” Those first followers of Jesus were the original members of the Community of Faith, which we have joined. And like our original predecessors, we gather together with Jesus in our midst to implore Him, “Increase our faith!”

There are times when your best effort to do the right thing, to do a good job of whatever it is you are called on to do, seems as difficult and as frustrating as trying to walk on water: trying to be a good mother or father; trying to get parents to understand; trying not to hold a grudge; trying to cope with economic hardship; trying to kick some awful habits; trying not to…

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