Luke 17:1-6 Reflection – Enough to Move the Mulberry Tree

Reflection on Luke 17:1-6 ~

I was a person rough around the edges, I voiced my opinion even if not asked, I flared up in situations that I did not like, and I am still working on my streak of stubbornness.  To counter all these failures, I invited God, my wife, family and community to please remind me when I do so. Now, even for little transgressions, I make sure I apologize frequently. After more than a decade of radical conversion, yet still in the dawn of my transformation, true love is emerging enough to move the mulberry tree.

Jesus Discourses with His Disciples, James Tissot, Brooklyn Museum

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Additional Ordinary time Reflections

Luke 17  New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

Some Sayings of Jesus

Jesus said to his disciples, “Occasions for stumbling are bound to come, but woe to anyone by whom they come! It would be better for you if a millstone were hung around your neck and you were thrown into the sea than for you to cause one of these little ones to stumble. Be on your guard! If another disciple sins, you must rebuke the offender, and if there is repentance, you must forgive. And if the same person sins against you seven times a day, and turns back to you seven times and says, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive.”

The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” The Lord replied, “If you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.

 Thank you for meditating on this Gospel reading and considering this reflection on Luke 17:1-6.