GOSPEL – A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke 17:1-6
Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Obstacles are sure to come, but alas for the one who provides them! It would be better for him to be thrown into the Sea with a millstone put round his neck than that he should lead astray a single one of these little ones. Watch yourselves!
‘If your brother does something wrong, reprove him and, if he is sorry, forgive him. And if he wrongs you seven times a day and seven times comes back to you and says, “I am sorry”, you must forgive him.’
The apostles said to the Lord, ‘Increase our faith’. The Lord replied ‘Were your 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.
The Gospel of the Lord.
Taken from THE JERUSALEM BIBLE, published and copyright 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman and Todd Ltd and Doubleday, a division of Random House Inc, and used by permission of the publishers.