…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; and nothing will be impossible for you.’ Matthew 17:14-21 This passage always tends to lead us to think that the size of the mustard seed is important. We now know that even Mother Teresa had doubts about whether she was making a difference, a marked contrast to her public image. Somehow even in those dark days she had just enough faith to continue to minister selflessly and tirelessly to the poor. It was what she understood herself called by God to do. I believe she was apparently convinced that it was in the very least, right for her to do. Either way, out of righteousness or faith she helped move the mountains in our minds, and has called many after her to serve, assuring us that it is not necessarily the size of faith alone but that it is important for us to believe what is right for us to do according to God’s call in our lives. She indeed was one seed that moved mountains.
So true. I love how the context of that passage shows us that the level of faith is not necessarily the problem. Sometimes it is our willingness to be obedient to Christ that stymies our faith.
Mother Theresa may have felt she lacked faith but her obedience said otherwise. Our feelings may fool us but our character always reflects what is true on the inside.
Yes! I for one am so thankful of those journals she wrote expressing her struggle. I thank God for through her obedience, she has truly given me strength.