27th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C, 2nd October 2016

Fan into a flame the gift that God gave you

The readings for this Sunday lead us to reflect and pray about God’s gift of faith.

The prophet Habakkuk, in the First Reading, cries out to God because he does not believe God listens to him.  God’s response is for us to live in faithfulness, his vision will be revealed in its own time.

Psalm 94 is a joyful hymn of thanksgiving, inviting us again and again to acknowledge the Lord.  We are asked to listen to the Shepherd Lord.

St Paul in the Second Reading encourages Timothy to be faithful in bearing witness, relying on God’s spirit of ‘power, love and self-control’.

In the Gospel we see that faith cannot be quantified.  The image of the mustard seed and that of the servant point to commitment rather than great accomplishments.

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