Sunday 6 October 2019
27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Habakkuk 1:2-3; 2:2-4. Psalm 94(95):1-2, 6-9. 2 Timothy 1:6-8, 13-14. Luke 17:5-10
If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts – Psalm 94(95):1-2, 6-9
‘We have done no more than our duty’
October is often a challenging, busy month. We might feel exhausted with work and study, or helpless to support a loved one who is struggling. When we’re anxious and overwhelmed, we can experience a loss of faith leading to despair. Today’s readings encourage us to keep the faith and not give up. God is faithful and we can learn from God’s patience with us. But we feel so small and what faith we have is surely not enough! Jesus declares to his disciples that even with faith the size of a mustard seed, great and surprising things are possible. Overcoming the challenges that face us might seem like telling a huge tree to plant itself in the ocean: absurd. Perhaps trusting in God’s faith in us, we might have more faith in ourselves. So, however small, may our faith be enough to lead us (and our loved ones) through October’s challenges.