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November 10, 2014

St. Leo the Great

Lk 17: 1-6

Jesus said to his disciples, “Things that cause sin will inevitably occur, but woe to the one through whom they occur. It would be better for him if a millstone were put around his neck and he be thrown into the sea than for him to cause one of these little ones to sin. Be on your guard! If your brother sins, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him. And if he wrongs you seven times in one day and returns to you seven times saying, ‘I am sorry,’ you should forgive him.”

And 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.”

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved. http://www.usccb.org/bible/approved-translations

Seeds of Faith

A mustard seed is 1-2 mm in size, yet this tiny seed holds the potential to become a tree up to 15 feet tall and produces thousands of seeds.  No matter how small our faith may feel to us, God has the power to do wondrous, amazing things even within the tiniest inklings of faith.

Within each of us lies our seed of faith; a seed yearning to grow, hoping to break out of its shell and begin its rapid growth. Some of us began our faith journey long ago. Some of us are in the early stages of our faith journeys. All of us, though, do things that can inhibit our growth in God and cause us to sin and decrease our faith. Do we believe, though, that God works within us, within our desires, within our life circumstances, despite of our choices?

Where in our lives do we need to pray the prayer the Apostles prayed, “Increase our faith, Lord”?

—Becky Eldredge is a spiritual director, writer,  retreat facilitator and mom of three.

Prayer

Jesus, I feel within me a great desire to please you, but at the same time, I feel totally incapable of doing this without your special light and help. Accomplish your will within me–even in spite of me.

—St. Claude La Colombiere, SJ


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November 10, 2014

St. Leo the Great

Lk 17: 1-6

Jesus said to his disciples, “Things that cause sin will inevitably occur, but woe to the one through whom they occur. It would be better for him if a millstone were put around his neck and he be thrown into the sea than for him to cause one of these little ones to sin. Be on your guard! If your brother sins, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him. And if he wrongs you seven times in one day and returns to you seven times saying, ‘I am sorry,’ you should forgive him.”

And 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.”

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved. http://www.usccb.org/bible/approved-translations

Seeds of Faith

A mustard seed is 1-2 mm in size, yet this tiny seed holds the potential to become a tree up to 15 feet tall and produces thousands of seeds.  No matter how small our faith may feel to us, God has the power to do wondrous, amazing things even within the tiniest inklings of faith.

Within each of us lies our seed of faith; a seed yearning to grow, hoping to break out of its shell and begin its rapid growth. Some of us began our faith journey long ago. Some of us are in the early stages of our faith journeys. All of us, though, do things that can inhibit our growth in God and cause us to sin and decrease our faith. Do we believe, though, that God works within us, within our desires, within our life circumstances, despite of our choices?

Where in our lives do we need to pray the prayer the Apostles prayed, “Increase our faith, Lord”?

—Becky Eldredge is a spiritual director, writer,  retreat facilitator and mom of three.

Prayer

Jesus, I feel within me a great desire to please you, but at the same time, I feel totally incapable of doing this without your special light and help. Accomplish your will within me–even in spite of me.

—St. Claude La Colombiere, SJ


Please share the Good Word with your friends!