Date: October 6, 2019
Often in the news we will read about or hear a person being interviewed after a heroic act. An individual who dives into a freezing river to save a child that has fallen through the ice. A person who jumps onto the tracks to save someone pushed off the subway platform. Both individuals who insist “I’m not a hero, I didn’t even think about it, I just did what I needed to do in that moment.”
In our reading this morning from Luke’s gospel Jesus speaks to the disciples about some slaves who have only done what they ought to have done. But we can’t underestimate the enormity, the intensity, the far reaching influence of simple, prepared-in-little-things faithfulness.
So to increase their faith the disciples ask Jesus. Jesus’ reply “you already have all the faith you need. Simply do what you have to do in the moment. The miracle lies inherent in ordinariness.”