This weekend we celebrate the Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time. The gospel reading below reminds us that we should go above and beyond what we think is possible and risk doing what may seem to be impossible. We must take the faith that we have, how little or how great, and act, responding to the needs of others. The faithful person works hard, strives to treat others with respect and graciousness while seeing the presence of Jesus in others. This can often be difficult, but we are not alone on the journey; God is always with us.
God bless you,
Mrs. Katie Walsh
Gospel Luke 17: 5-10
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.
“Who among you would say to your servant
who has just come in from plowing or tending sheep in the field,
‘Come here immediately and take your place at table’?
Would he not rather say to him,
‘Prepare something for me to eat.
Put on your apron and wait on me while I eat and drink.
You may eat and drink when I am finished’?
Is he grateful to that servant because he did what was commanded?
So should it be with you.
When you have done all you have been commanded,
say, ‘We are unprofitable servants;
we have done what we were obliged to do.’”