Lord, have pity on my son, who is a lunatic and suffers severely…

What a quote to start the day :).  Those who know me know my sense of humor; but before we move on I have to ask (from those who know my family – which of my sons popped into your head when you read this?  Jerome? Richard? Tony?

Obviously, that’s not the point of the Gospel today.  Christ is questioning how strong my faith is and that is what I must spend time thinking about this morning.  According to Christ – if I had just the faith of the size of a mustard seed I could have moved the Grand Canyon from Colorado to its current resting place (another inside joke with the family).  That statement from Jesus gives me great pause this morning…

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.

Jesus tells us many times throughout the Gospel that we have the power to perform miracles but it takes faith, a faith in God, to do this.  We also read that it not only takes faith on our part for these miracles, but faith on the part of those needing to be healed.  It was just a few weeks ago that we read about Jesus being back in his home town of Nazareth and what happened there?

Mark 6: 4-6

4* c Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his native place and among his own kin and in his own house.” So he was not able to perform any mighty deed there,* apart from curing a few sick people by laying his hands on them. He was amazed at their lack of faith.

Do something great for our Lord today – believe in Him.  Have faith and through that faith, we too can move mountains.

God’s will, not mine, be done.

Be not afraid; just have faith.

Jesus, it trust in You.

(I thought of all three of them 😉

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