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Luke [17:5-10] Some Sayings of Jesus Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 17,5-10. The apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith." The Lord replied, "If you have faith the size of …More
Luke [17:5-10] Some Sayings of Jesus

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 17,5-10.

The apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith."
The Lord replied, "If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you would say to (this) mulberry tree, 'Be uprooted and planted in the sea,' and it would obey you.
Who among you would say to your servant who has just come in from plowing or tending sheep in the field, 'Come here immediately and take your place at table'?
Would he not rather say to him, 'Prepare something for me to eat. Put on your apron and wait on me while I eat and drink. You may eat and drink when I am finished'?
Is he grateful to that servant because he did what was commanded?
So should it be with you. When you have done all you have been commanded, say, 'We are unprofitable servants; we have done what we were obliged to do.'"

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Saint Teresa of Calcutta (1910-1997)
founder of the Missionary Sisters of Charity
No Greater Love


"We are unprofitable servants; we have done what we were obliged to do."
Always be faithful in little things because our strength is to be found in them. Nothing is too small for God. He does not mean anything to diminish. All things are infinite for Him. Practice fidelity in the tiniest things, not for their own sake but because of that great thing we call the will of God … for which I myself have infinite respect.
Don’t look for spectacular deeds. We should deliberately give up any desire to see the results of our work, only carry out what we are able to do as best we can and leave the rest in God’s hands. What matters is your gift of self, the amount of love you put into each of your actions.
Don’t give in to discouragement when confronted with failure so long as you have done your best. Turn away from praise, too, when you succeed. Offer everything back to God with deepest gratitude. If you feel demoralised it is a sign of pride, showing you how much faith you place in your own strength. Don’t worry any more about what other people think. Be humble and nothing will ever upset you. The Lord has bound me where I am; he is the one who will unbind me.