At its core, today’s Gospel is about — faith and discipleship — and how they relate to one another…Faith and Discipleship.
It might be helpful to know that this passage from Luke’s Gospel starts in the middle of a conversation. The disciples weren’t randomly crying out, “Increase our faith!” They were responding to some challenging teachings from Jesus in the preceding verses.
He had just told the disciples three things:
that there was great peril for anyone who caused others to
that believers had a responsibility:
to confront those who sin
and to offer wholehearted forgiveness to those
who ask for it.