Luke 17:5-10 – The 20th Sunday after Pentecost – for Sunday, October 2, 2016
“The apostles said to the Lord, ‘Increase our faith!’” (Luke 17:5)
This happened with Luke 17:5-10. Why? Because when contemplating and praying about Luke 17:5-10, it frustrated the heaven out of me. What a muddled collection of verses! Here’s my summation of these six dreary verses:
- Jesus and his disciples are together.
- The disciples requested, “Increase our faith!”
- If they possessed even mustard seed-sized faith, Jesus proclaimed, they could hurl a mulberry tree into the sea for extra landscaping.
- And then Jesus mentioned how a good servant should act.
Unlike me, perhaps you are a faithful, scholarly type who comprehends the obvious truth of this whole and holy passage. Good for you. Go forth and save the world and/or toss a tree into the sea.
But I daydream. Continue reading →