Texts for Week 27 in Ordinary Time, Year C
At first glance, tonight’s Gospel passage is utterly baffling to the typical modern (or even postmodern) American. Imagine the conversation going down in the local coffeeshop:
“Hey, Jesus, buddy, you keep talking about this ‘faith’ thing. How do we get more of that?”
“Well, Petey”—of course it’s Peter; you know it is—“you don’t really have to have that much to do some pretty incredible things. I mean, if you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you could talk to the trees and they would obey you.”
“Umm, Jesus?” Bartholomew whispers, embarrassed to have to ask at all. “What does a mustard seed look like?”
“Got it!” James butts in, handing his phone across the table to Bartholomew, who reads the open Wikipedia page, muttering to himself.
“…One to two millimeters? Whoa. That’s pretty small for moving trees.” Read the rest of this entry »