5 The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!”
6 The Lord replied,
“If you had 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.
7 “Who among you would say to your slave
who has just come in from plowing
or tending sheep in the field,
“Come here at once
and take your place at the table’?
8 Would you not rather say to him,
“Prepare supper for me, put on your apron
and serve me while I eat and drink;
later you may eat and drink’?
9 Do you thank the slave
for doing what was commanded?
10 So you also, when you have done
all that you were ordered to do,
say, “We are worthless slaves;
we have done only what we ought to have done!’ ”
“Thank you Lord, for calling me to serve you.
With each task, my faith grows deeper.
Help me to hear your call clearly,
so that I may serve you better.”