Luke 17:3-6 "Be on your guard! If another disciple sins, you must rebuke the offender, and if there is repentance, you must forgive. And if the same person sins against you seven times a day, and turns back to you seven times and says, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive.”
The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” The Lord replied, “If you had 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."
Reflection. Sometimes it makes me pause when I notice how the gospels are put together. A word about faith following after a word about continuing to forgive someone who has offended us.
Had the disciples begun to realise what was required of them?
Had they begun to grasp the depth of love and forgiveness coming their way?
Do we dwell on the idea of greater faith moving trees and mountains?
Should we, perhaps, dwell on the fact that as our faith grows we might become a more forgiving people?
How much have we experienced forgiveness?
Over to you to ponder...
Prayer. Lord Jesus, "increase my faith." Amen.