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The disciples have a request of Jesus in our Gospel today:  Increase our faith.

We can understand why they asked Jesus for an increase in faith. They are no doubt feeling a little overwhelmed by the whole “following Jesus” thing. Immediately prior to our Gospel reading today, when asked how many times they should be expected to forgive someone who has sinned against them, Jesus says 70 x 7.  In other words, like INFINITY.  That’s a lot of forgiving especially when they were probably expecting him to say TWO times!  Maybe three tops.  Always forgive? That’s a lot to ask.


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