Today’s Gospel Reflection: Luke 17:5-10

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Gospel: Luke 17:5-10

The apostles said to the Lord, ‘Increase our faith!’ The Lord replied, ‘If you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, “Be uprooted and planted in the sea”, and it would obey you. ‘Who among you would say to your slave who has just come in from ploughing or tending sheep in the field, “Come here at once and take your place at the table”? Would you not rather say to him, “Prepare supper for me, put on your apron and serve me while I eat and drink; later you may eat and drink”? Do you thank the slave for doing what was commanded? So you also, when you have done all that you were ordered to do, say, “We are worthless slaves; we have done only what we ought to have done!” ‘

Luke 17:5-10


Our gospel for today is from Luke 17:5-10 which tells us about the parable of the mustard seed. The mustard seed is the representation of our faith in God. The apostles ask Jesus to give them extra faith. Then Jesus told them about the parable of the mustard seed.

Jesus reminds us that even if our faith is like the size of a mustard seed still we have it. If we tell the mulberry tree to transfer itself to the sea, then it will follow because we have faith. It means, no matter how big or small our faith will be if we have it, we are good to go. This is what the gospel from Luke 17:5-10 has to offer.

We all have faith in God and we profess it by going to church or spending time to tell that we have faith in Him. We all may have faith but none of us can pinpoint how big someone’s faith is until tested.

I come to realize something in my life. I have faith in God all my life and I know He won’t forsake me. Like the gospel from Luke 17:5-10, my faith will give me the power to overcome anything in my life. I can also link this to the song from Hillsong entitled “Seasons” which goes like this:

Like the frost on a rose 

Winter comes for us all

Oh how nature acquaints us

With the nature of patience

Like a seed in the snow

I’ve been buried to grow

For Your promise is loyal 

From seed to sequoia 

My faith is as little as a mustard seed yet it grows to being a sequoia for seasons. Luke 17:5-10 is reminding each of us to strengthen our faith in God. To dwell in faith is to dwell in His kingdom.

Lord, I know that my season will come to grow like you want it to be. Patience and faith will make me the best blessing you have installed for me. I will never be weak and I will always wait for you. My faith in you will never change, instead it will grow. – Clea | Helpline PH