Regarding this verse (before Jesus goes to heal demon-possessed boy):
“17 And Jesus answered, “O faithless and perverse generation, how long am I to be with you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him here to me.”” (RSV: CE; Matt. 17:17)
This verse has always confused me…is this in reference to the fact that his disciples couldn’t heal the boy because they did not have enough faith (see Matt. 17: 16)? Basically, Jesus is affirming to how long he has to put up with people who do not have faith in God?
It’s probably simple but I’m just not getting it.