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Friends, in today’s Gospel, Jesus exhorts his disciples and us to exercise our faith. St. Paul tells us that “we walk by faith, not by sight.” We see the world around us. And we can learn to understand it according to conventional categories—political, cultural, economic, etc. Christians don’t turn from the world that reason delivers.

But our primary orientation is not given by reason; it’s given by faith. This has nothing to do with irrationality or credulity. It has to do with an appreciation of God and the movement of God—in and through all of the conventional events perceived in the conventional manner.

What is God doing? Sometimes it is exceedingly hard to see. But we trust. It might happen slowly and in the face of overwhelming contrary evidence, but God is always acting. From the smallest beginnings can come the accomplishment of God’s purpose.

God is working, though we can’t see it with our eyes. That’s why Jesus says, “Amen, I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”

Gospel Reflections

Meditate on Daily Gospel Reflections from Bishop Robert Barron

18th week of Ordinary Time

Saturday

August 12

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Friday

August 11

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Thursday

August 10

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Wednesday

August 9

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Tuesday

August 8

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Monday

August 7

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Sunday

August 6

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Transfiguration

17th week of Ordinary Time

Saturday

August 5

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Friday

August 4

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Thursday

August 3

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Wednesday

August 2

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Tuesday

August 1

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Monday

July 31

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Sunday

July 30

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16th week of Ordinary Time

Saturday

July 29

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Friday

July 28

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Thursday

July 27

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Wednesday

July 26

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Tuesday

July 25

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Monday

July 24

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Sunday

July 23

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15th week of Ordinary Time

Saturday

July 22

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Friday

July 21

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Thursday

July 20

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Wednesday

July 19

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Tuesday

July 18

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Monday

July 17

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Sunday

July 16

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14th week of Ordinary Time

Saturday

July 15

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Friday

July 14

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Thursday

July 13

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Wednesday

July 12

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Tuesday

July 11

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Monday

July 10

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Sunday

July 9

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13th week of Ordinary Time

Saturday

July 8

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Friday

July 7

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Thursday

July 6

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Wednesday

July 5

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Tuesday

July 4

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Monday

July 3

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Sunday

July 2

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12th week of Ordinary Time

Saturday

July 1

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Friday

June 30

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Thursday

June 29

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Wednesday

June 28

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Tuesday

June 27

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Monday

June 26

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