May the word of the Lord fill you with love and bring you peace.

Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/081217.cfm

A man came up to Jesus, knelt down before him, and said, “Lord, have pity on my son, who is a lunatic and suffers severely; often he falls into fire, and often into water. I brought him to your disciples, but they could not cure him.” Jesus said in reply, “O faithless and perverse generation, how long will I be with you? How long will I endure you? Bring the boy here to me.” Jesus rebuked him and the demon came out of him, and from that hour the boy was cured. Then the disciples approached Jesus in private and said, “Why could we not drive it out?” He said to them, “Because of your little faith. Amen, I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”

If they had the faith of Jesus, they would have been able to cure this young man. But like all of us, they doubted. How often are we confronted with something large to do and doubt that you can do it? But if the Lord has given it to us, we can do it and MUST believe, for with God NOTHING is impossible!

Prayer: Heavenly Father, you have proved to me time and again that if I trust in you I can do anything. In Jesus’ holy name, I give you praise and glory, Amen.

I love you, Lord, my strength.

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