Posts from the ‘Trust’ Category
People who have faith in life are like swimmers who entrust themselves to a rushing river. They neither abandon themselves to its current nor try to resist it. Rather, they adjust their every movement to the watercourse, use it with purpose and skill, and enjoy the adventure.
– David Steindl-Rast
Thursday’s Responsorial Psalm is from Psalm 27
“I believe that I shall see the bounty of God
in the land of the living.
Wait for the God with courage;
be stouthearted, and wait for God.”
How right it is to say that waiting for God takes courage,
because, really, what I would like to do is run ahead.
How about you?
On those days when we are face to face with our own failures – when we feel weak and defeated – we can take heart and reflect on these words from Friday’s reading is from 1 Corinthians 15:
“By the grace of God I am what I am; God’s grace to me has not been ineffective.”
These are the words of a man, the apostle Paul, who saw his failing and who had to reconcile with his intolerant and murderous past. These are the words of a man who saw God working through his weaknesses. So we, like him, need to be patient; it is not always clear to us what God is about.
May each of us also be able to look beyond our failures and near-misses, and see God at work.