reflection on reading of the day Aug 9 “Faith size of Mustard seed”

A man came up to Jesus, knelt down before him, and said,
“Lord, have pity on my son, who is a lunatic and suffers severely;
often he falls into fire, and often into water.
I brought him to your disciples, but they could not cure him.”
Jesus said in reply,
“O faithless and perverse generation, how long will I be with you?
How long will I endure you?
Bring the boy here to me.”
Jesus rebuked him and the demon came out of him,
and from that hour the boy was cured.
Then the disciples approached Jesus in private and said,
“Why could we not drive it out?”
He said to them, “Because of your little faith.
Amen, I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed,
you will say to this mountain,
‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move.
Nothing will be impossible for you.” (mat 17:14-20)

St Cyril of Jerusalem wrote, ” There is only one faith, but it comes in two kinds. For there is faith with regard to the dogmas…with is necessary for salvation…But there is another kind of faith, and it is a gift from Christ. For it is written…’And another may have the gift of faith given by the same Spirit.’ (Cor 12:8-9) This faith, given by the Spirit as a gift, concerns not only the dogmas, but is also the cause of those marvels that are beyond the abilities of humankind. This one who has such faith will be able to say to the mountain, ‘Move from here to there, and it would move. (Mat 17:20)'”

Question of the day: Do you have faith the size of a mustard seed?

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One thought on “reflection on reading of the day Aug 9 “Faith size of Mustard seed””

  1. I am in Central Virginia this week and heard something on the news we don’t hear in Northern Virginia ……..a man said on the TV news that all Christian ministers should go out tomorrow and tell their congregants to pray to God as they never have before because only prayer can defeat the islamists.
    This is what I have said for years while talking about the jihad we are facing in our sleep. It was the Christians praying the Rosary that defeated the Turks (Muslims) at Lepanto in 1571 and Christains praying the Rosary that defeated the Turks (Muslims) Sept 11-12 at Vienna in 1683. It is why Bin Laden picked Sept 11 to start a final jihad to take over the world. Al Bagdadhi was a student of Bin Laden. He was a prisoner of the US in Iraq and Obama set him free in 2009. He vowed he would be more ruthless than than his teacher and he has been over the past several years in Syria nad Iraq. He promised he would see us in N.Y. and would see the islamic flag fly over the US White House. He has been ruthless and has promsied that whover kills an “infidel” (anyone who is not a muslim) for the cause will be rewarded in Heaven. He has recruited many from Europe and the US. If Christians and Jews and others do not start some serious return to God and prayer, we will suffer greatly. Our Lady has warned so many times……….We must listen to the Fatima message.

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