If only you had faith!
Faithfulness, faith and trust. These most invisible and difficult things are what God asks of us just as we, in our own way, ask them of those who love us. Trust me, we say, all will be well.” And if someone does trust us, the reward is simply that trust was well-placed. We have done our duty. Sometimes when we talk about faith we put the emphasis on believe and accept. Today’s readings (especially the passage from Habakkuk) invite us to think in terms of trust. The request of the Apostles is interesting: Increase our faith could also mean Make it easier for us,” or Prove that you are who you say you are.” Jesus replies that he can’t do that you can’t make someone trust you. It has to be a gift, freely given.
Come, ring out our joy to the Lord; hail the rock who saves us.
Let us come before him, giving thanks, with songs let us hail the Lord.
Come in; let us bow and bend low; let us kneel before the God who made us for he is our God who made us for he is our God and we the people who belong to his pasture, the flock that is led by his hand.
O that today you would listen to his voice!
“Harden not your hearts as at Meribah,
as on that day at Massah in the desert when your fathers put to the test;
when they tried me, though they saw my work.”
First Reading: Hab 1:2-3; 2:2-4
Second Reading: Tim 1:6-8; 13-14
Gospel Reading: Luke 17:5-10
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Please pray for the soul of Patrick Devlin who died recently. Our deepest sympathy to his family and friends. Funeral arrangements to follow.
Please pray for the soul of Mark Bradley who died recently. Our deepest sympathy to his family and friends. Funeral Service at Our Lady’s on 12th October at 12.15.
Please pray for the soul of Eileen Vanderberg who died recently. Our deepest sympathy to her family and friends. Funeral Service at Our Lady’s on 13th October at 10.15am.