The short Gospel passage (Luke 17:5-10) for this Sunday appears disjointed, as if they were two separate bits. In the first part, Our Lord declares that just a tiny grain can grow into a big plant, genuine faith can work wonders. In the second half, he uses the parable of the homecoming servant (who serves their master before sitting to their own meal) to draw out the correct attitude of the servant before his master. They may appear disjointed, but there is a connecting theme between them: ‘faith’.
If we could “measure” faith, it would be more in ‘quality’ than in ‘quantity’. But, even if it is measured in quantity, an “ounce” of faith, with the right attitude, can work wonders in God’s hands.
May the Lord increase our faith. Fr Michael