October 14, 2019: Reflection for the 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time

by Juanita Harding, Notre Dame Associate

The Gospel reading, Luke 17: 5-10
In today’s gospel the apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith.” The Lord replied, “If you have the faith the size of a mustard seed, you would say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be up rooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.

Faith is complete trust or confidence in someone or something.

As Christians, God has given us faith. This faith makes us servants of the Lord. Faith opens our eyes and hearts to our many gifts. It gives us strength and perseverance.
Faith also opens our eyes and hearts to the needs of others. We are called to serve! Embrace your faith. Be thankful. Trust and be confident that you have the gifts to serve and make a difference.