Pastoral Reflections by Staff of St Joseph

Gospel, Luke 17: 5-10  - Pray with Faith

Patti CaltonReflection by Patti Calton

The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” Today’s Gospel is about Faith. There is great power with even the  smallest bit of faith. This was represented by the mustard seed,“ if you had faith like a grain of mustard seed.”

When Jesus gives even a tiny bit of faith, the size of a mustard seed, it will grow into a large tree like this mulberry tree.


Just a small bit of faith, like the mustard seed, can grow into “SuperSize Faith” like a strong large tree. God is present to all of us, his people. When you pray for something you need to believe it is going to happen – No inner doubts. 

In the day to day of our Parish school, faith is demonstrated by our students and staff every day by the words they speak and the actions they take with each other. Kindness is a form of faith which is the ultimate expression of the love and faith we have from Him and each other.