Faith & Trust

Faith and Trust. These two themes are in our weekend readings…and I need to keep them in mind during this week. Last weekend my daughter had a close COVID contact, and when the sitter was telling me about it, she stated, “how can you be so calm?” In the moment I was feeling upended, but at peace. I explained that I can’t do anything about it now, and I know God has helped her through tougher times in her life. I must have faith in Him that He has this and what is to come. Mind you, later I was more upset when it meant the reality of juggling schedules in an extremely busy week preparing for the Haiti Golf Benefit, but through the week I have had to rely on faith and trust.

In the readings, it is what Abraham and the servant are called to rely on. They do not know the outcome but need to be diligent and trust in God. We all have challenging times when we need to rely on faith and trust.  If you could just control it, then everything would be fine. Struggling times allows us to have faith and trust in our Lord.  It is a longing, a journey, a process that we are on. How can we be more like Abraham this week and trust in the Lord? What do you need to turn control over to Him and not pick the worry back up? Let us be reminded and comforted by the last line in our Gospel: “Much will be required of the person entrusted with much, and still more will be demanded of the person entrusted with more.” Our faith and trust in the Lord will be tested but we need to be diligent and continue our journey of faith this week!