Mustard Seed

If you only have enough faith…

Dear self,

Is it possible that your Shame Attendant is telling you that if you “just have enough faith” and “focus fully on God” then you won’t fail again?

Is it also possible that your Shame Attendant is setting you up for failure, because you already feel as though you do not have enough faith and cannot focus fully on God?

When Jesus told his disciples that if they only had the faith of a mustard seed, they could move mountains, do you think he said so in an attempt to shame them into having more faith??

Is there any record of any disciple, ever, moving a mountain? Or a even a pebble, by faith?


Jesus knows we do not have “enough faith”. He knows how much we need HIM. And His body – other travelers on this Path. He was not shaming the disciples for their lack of faith. He does not shame. He knows us, loves us.

A childlike faith is the best we can do.

“Jesus called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”

Matthew 18:2-4

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