Reflection for 11/7/21 – Fr. Michael Casagram – The Faith of a Mustard Seed

+The Faith of a Mustard Seed:

When I first read the gospel for today I found myself convicted by these words of Jesus, wondering about the kind of faith I have. Real faith as small as a seed would say to a “mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.”

If someone wrongs me seven times today, will I have the faith that enables one to easily forgive if the person is sorry? Such a faith will enable any of us to do far more than this, for it will open our hearts to the living and loving presence of Christ all day long, the presence that we celebrate here at this altar.

Is there any limit to what Christ will accomplish in us if we allow our faith to grow from the size of a seed to that of a full grown mulberry tree?

(Wisdom:1:1-7; Luke 17:1-6)