October 6, 2019

The Gray Area Between Faith and Works

Passage: Luke 17:5-10

To those who would make a marked, neat separation between "faith" and "works," this Sunday's Gospel is a challenge.  Jesus seems to connect faith with obedience, seeing obedience to him as a sign of faith in him, viewing faith as the source of obedience to his commands.  This is a reassuring word to the faithful: when it comes to faith in Christ, not much faith is needed and it's the little things that we do in obedience to Jesus that shows the activity of faith.

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