What if Jesus – instead of saying:
“If you had faith like a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you” (Luke 17:6).
Had instead said…
“If you had faith like the seed of a Lodoicea Maldivica aka the Coco de Mer, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you” (Luke 17:6).
The Lodoicea Maldivica aka the sea coconut, coco de mer, or double coconut is a tree that grows in the Seychelles Islands. It grows a massive fruit, ~ 40-50 cm in length, which contains a seed, that has the honor being the worlds largest seed (see above).
~ Yes. So what if Jesus had said something like that instead? What would you have done? I think I would faint.
I would faint, because that itself would be a trial. A trial for which I did not have the requisite faith, because the requirement for faith was too large. Too difficult. So I would faint.
~ Something buzzing here… Ok. Take a breath… a thought
-> In order to get through a difficulty, I need to have faith in God.
What could an example of this difficulty be?
It could be a sickness, financial struggles, a car accident… and so on. And – it could also be the need to have faith. Huh? So how does the above sentence get re-worked.
-> In order to get through the difficulty of not having faith, I need to have faith in God.
-> In order to get through the difficult of having little faith, I need to have faith in God. ~ Well maybe not quite this last one.
A thought ~~~~> Thank God Jesus said that you only need a little faith in order to get things done. Not much. Quality was more important than quantity. Both small faith and big faith result in getting the job done. The only difference between the two is that large faith comes with some psychological benefits. You don’t freak out as much.