11 Aug 2018
For 11 August 2018, Saturday of week 18 in Ordinary Time, based on Matthew 17:14-20
A man came to Jesus, knelt before him, and said, â€œLord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic and he suffers terribly; he often falls into the fire and often into the water. And I brought him to your disciples, but they could not cure him.â€ Jesus answered, â€œYou faithless and perverse generation, how much longer must I be with you? How much longer must I put up with you? Bring him here to me.â€ And Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of him, and the boy was cured instantly. Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, â€œWhy could we not cast it out?â€ He said to them, â€œBecause of your little faith. For truly I tell you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, â€˜Move from here to there,â€™ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.â€
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.