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Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year C

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Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year C

October 2, 2016

 

Gospel: Lk 17:5-10
 
The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith.” The Lord replied, “If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you would say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.
 
“Who among you would say to your servant who has just come in from plowing or tending sheep in the field, ‘Come here immediately and take your place at table’? Would he not rather say to him, ‘Prepare something for me to eat. Put on your apron and wait on me while I eat and drink. You may eat and drink when I am finished’? Is he grateful to that servant because he did what was commanded? So should it be with you. When you have done all you have been commanded, say, ‘We are unprofitable servants; we have done what we were obliged to do.’”
 
http://www.usccb.org
 
This week’s spotlight
 
Be a guardian of the Gospel
 
The beautiful stories of the Bible are not make-believe. this is called divine revelation. God speaks to us through his holy word, and he gives us faith to understand what he is saying. He wants us to treasure the Scriptures, and to share the message of the Gospel, and to share the Good News of salvation with everyone in the world.
 
Stir into flame the gift of God
 
In today's second reading, Paul urges Timothy to stir into flame the gift of God. The gift of God, above all, is the Holy Spirit who dwells within us by grace. The Holy Spirit is poured upon our souls through the sacraments, especially through baptism and confirmation. We stir into flame the gift of God whenever we open our hearts to grow in faith, hope, and love. The Holy Spirit gently invites us to notice his presence in our souls, and strengthens us to practice the Christian life.
 
Reflection
 
The work of faith
 
In today’s Gospel, the disciples ask Jesus to give them more faith. He explains that if they had a tiny bit of faith, even the size of a mustard seed, that they could command a great big tree to move! Did you know that a mustard seed is only I millimeter in size? That’s not much bigger than a period at the end of a sentence. When God made you inside of your mother you were smaller than a mustard seed; and look what happened! You! You grew and were born into this great and beautiful world. By the gift of faith and baptism you also became a child of God.
 
By faith, you will one day be born into everlasting life in heaven. In the meantime, you still have to grow. Faith gives us the power to say “yes” to God and to the truths he has revealed. Faith makes us grow strong in love and in the likeness of Jesus Christ.
 
Discussion questions
 

1.How does Jesus teach his disciples about faith?
2.What does faith give people the ability to do?
3.How much faith does a person need to have?
4.Why does Jesus use the example of a mustard seed?
 
Praying after Communion
 
After receiving Holy Communion, you can say this prayer silently to yourself. If you have not yet received your First Communion, you can still say this prayer because of your desire to receive Jesus.
 
Father, through Jesus, in communion with the whole Church, I thank you for coming into my heart. Through this communion in the body and blood of your Son, stir into flame the gifts you have given to my soul: Increase my faith, strengthen my hope, and fill me with love for others.
 
This week…
 

Living faith as a child
 
Ask your parents how God was part of their lives when they were your age. In turn, you can tell them about how God helps you to grow and learn.
 
Be thankful for the faith you have
 
Draw a picture or write a poem as a thank-you for someone who helps you to grow in faith. It could be for someone in your family, or for someone in your catechism class who talks to you about God.
 
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Source: usccb.org -  Magnifikid - sermons4kids.comrclblectionary.com –usccb.org/bible/readings-audio.cfm 

 

 

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