THE WORD:Faith is not something that is won, bought or earned. Faith only becomes genuine in our lives when we realize in all humility that faith is a gift freely given by God. The two images in today’s Gospel point to this mystery of faith:
The gift of faith is like the mustard seed, among the tiniest of seeds. The seed of faith needs to be nurtured or else it will wither and die; but allowed to grow, it yields the greatest of harvests.