Educating for the Lived Gospel #240

The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith” (Luke 17:6)

The Gospels speak of the apostles and they are portrayed as fallible human beings. I suspect many of us recognise that cry to ‘increase my faith’. I may think that my faith needs increasing because I do not feel that I’m up to the challenges that I must deal with. I may think my faith needs increasing due to doubts I am experiencing. I may think my faith needs increasing so that I can let go of my control. Then I can pray wholeheartedly ‘your will be done’.

The ups and downs of life as well as the uncertainty of teenage existence can be markers of growth – with more faith. Our role is to be real about our faith…and its shortcomings. So that when we pray ‘increase our faith’ we are praying with, as well as for our young people.

Have a great week!

Patrick

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