READING I: Wisdom 1:1-7
RESPONSORIAL: Psalms 139:1b-3, 4-6, 7-8, 9-10 GOSPEL: Luke 17:1-6
Forgiveness, even up to seven times a day may be required of the person of faith. The warning not to lead others astray is heeded because we believe the one who says the statement. Finally we are told that if we have faith the size of a mustard seed we shall be able to move mountains.
Faith puts us in direct contact with God. It gives us the power to live the Christian life. Jesus is the object of faith in that all faith boils down to whether or not we believe Jesus to be God; once we commit and make an act of faith, Jesus bestows upon all the graces we need to live in accordance with his law.