Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God

To trust Him means, of course, trying to do all that He says. There would be no sense in saying you trusted a person if you would not take his advice. Thus if you have really handed yourself over to Him, it must follow that you are trying to obey Him. But trying in a new way, a less worried way. - C. S. Lewis

(Gospel Text: LK 9:1-6)
Jesus summoned the Twelve and gave them power and authority
over all demons and to cure diseases,
and he sent them to proclaim the Kingdom of God
and to heal the sick.
He said to them, "Take nothing for the journey,
neither walking stick, nor sack, nor food, nor money,
and let no one take a second tunic.
Whatever house you enter, stay there and leave from there.
And as for those who do not welcome you,
when you leave that town,
shake the dust from your feet in testimony against them."
Then they set out and went from village to village
proclaiming the Good News and curing diseases everywhere.

Our central battle is one of faith. Will we or won't we believe that God will provide for us?

If we try to control our lives, we will lose them (see Lk 9:24). If we give God control of our lives, we will gain them. Trust in God frees us from the tyrannical compulsion to control everything, which in reality is impossible. Trust in God also frees us to receive lasting love and power, something everyone is searching for but searching in the wrong places.

"Trust in Him at all times, O my people!" (Ps 62:9)

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