We might be challenged in our lives with personal problems and are faced with the many problems that plague our society. We might have a tendency to simply give up. What can we do on our own? We plead with God to do more, thinking that our faith in God will solve the problems we encounter. Asking for an increase in faith, which the disciples asked of Jesus, involves action. Jesus tells his disciples that even a little faith can cause great things to happen.
As disciples of Jesus, we are asked to do what is asked of us. Asking for an increase in faith means that we will need to take more seriously our commitment to the common good. Asking for an increase in faith means that we will take seriously our commitment to be Christ in the world. God is depending on us to do our share as we bring about salvation. We are co-creators with God through his son, Jesus Christ.