Faith in a Great God

Sunday 27 in Year C

First Reading ‡ Habakkuk 1:2-3; 2:2-4
The just will live by faithfulness.

Responsorial ‡ Psalm 94:1-2.6-9
If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

Second Reading ‡ 2 Timothy 1:6-8.13-14
Never be ashamed of witnessing the Lord.

Gospel ‡ Luke 17:5-10
If you had faith!

Very occasionally on a cold winter’s morning I might have gone as a child out into the lounge room. We had a wood stove and a fire place. By the early morning both would be effectively dead and out. But by an act complete wizardry, dad was able to transform these dead fire pits into roaring and warming fires in mere moments by gently blowing across the barely glowing coals to produce a new fire for a new day. How often do we feel like this? Like everything has been spent and there is nothing left to give. Yet, with a careful breath of the spirit we can find new life, and fan into a flame the gifts that we once received.

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