Feast of St Clare

“Faith can move mountains”
Matthew 17:14-20

In today’s reading, we are confronted by what seems like the frustration of Jesus. A man comes to Jesus asking for healing for his son, telling Jesus that his disciples were not able to heal the boy. Jesus immediately heals the boy.

The disciples asked Jesus why they were not able to drive out the demon from the boy. Jesus replies, “Because you have so little faith.” What was required from the disciples was not special powers or gifts, just faith, faith in what God could do through them.

In our life people come to us asking for help and healing both directly and indirectly. What response do we give to them? How is the level of our faith? Do we allow God’s power and Word to move in us so that we can bring healing to others?

Jesus says to us today, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”

Lord increase our faith!