The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!”
The Lord replied, “If you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.
“Would any of you say to your servant, who had just come in from the field after plowing or tending sheep, ‘Come! Sit down for dinner’? Wouldn’t you say instead, ‘Fix my dinner. Put on the clothes of a table servant and wait on me while I eat and drink. After that, you can eat and drink’? You won’t thank the servant because the servant did what you asked, will you? In the same way, when you have done everything required of you, you should say, ‘We servants deserve no special praise. We have only done our duty.’”
God, no matter how much we do, no matter what apron of service we wear, there is nothing we could possibly do to put You in our debt. When we think faith is ours, we end up doing nothing, knowing we can’t give what You deserve. Remind us that our identity comes not from ourselves and what we do but from You to whom we belong. May we relinquish our illusions of self-reliance so that we can serve You to the fullest. #ACoBAmen