Monday 13th of November

 “If your brother does wrong, reprove him.”

Luke 17:1-6

Jesus reminds us today of the responsibility that we have as Christians to be a witness of faith for others. We are called to guide and accompany others in faith and to teach them how to love and serve the Lord. Sometimes, we need only to look around our circles of family and friends to see the need for God’s word of love and mercy.

The first way we guide others is through our testimony of life. The way we imitate Jesus’ love, kindness, compassion, respect, and forgiveness in our lives. True faith is demonstrated through concrete acts. How aware are we of putting our faith into practice each day? How do we put our faith into action?

Jesus also reminds us in this passage about the effect that faith can have in our lives. He says, “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you.” Even when our faith can seem small and insignificant, like a mustard seed, with God’s help, we can do great things.

We are invited today to ask Jesus how we can cultivate our faith and share it with others so that they, too, can live a life of faith, a life full of love, hope and mercy. Let us be a witness of faith to those around us today.

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