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Trust

by Rev. Fr. V.V. Paulose, Toronto, Canada

Today's Bible Verse

"Whoever can be trusted with a little can also be trusted with a lot." (Luke 16:10)

Discussion

Trusts begets trust, distrust begets distrust. Is this true in your life?

Trust in Jesus, he never fails you. He is the God of yesterday, today and tomorrow.

"God does not change like the shifting shadows of the sun, the moon and the stars" (James 1: 17). Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding" (Proverbs 37:11). We are in a world of distrust. Whom to trust is the most challenging problem in the modern scientific and technological world. If you can trust somebody, then all fears of life will vanish and you can climb any hills of life as the deer in the woods.

"When I'm afraid, I will trust in you" (Psalm 56:3). Trust means assured, resting of the mind on integrity, veracity, justice, friendship, or any other sound principle of another person; confidence; reliance. The only trust we should and can always depend and rely on is Jesus. All other trust in children, spouses, friends, parents and relatives may fail you.

"Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God." (Psalm 20:7). Those who are God's children are supposed to be trustworthy. They should cultivate a community of trust and they should be trustworthy. Husbands and wives, children and parents, teachers and students, friends and relatives, employers and employees, rulers and the ruled should have mutual trust. Then only we can expect a healthy, vibrant, fearless world of a loving, happy and peaceful society where God is the head. A little sparkle of trust will lead to the fusion of the atom of trust.

A teacher's Trust - Dana Diak, aged 7, started her first day of school in grade one with trust in her teacher and vice versa. The teacher told her, "You're nervous, Dana. There is no need to be nervous. I'm a very nice teacher and I like all good children. Relax and enjoy the day." Dana says, "I felt relieved."

The day went by very quickly as did the weeks and months that followed. She would give me little tasks to do like clean the blackboard or go to other teachers, even to get her purse. Her trust in me made me special, which was just what I needed."

By the time she was in grade 4, the last year at the school, the teacher asked her to go home to pick up some paper that she had forgotten. She gave her house key and said, "I know you can do this for me. I trust you and I know you will be fine." She went and opened the house. She says, "I went to the kitchen where the papers were lying on the table, grabbed them and left as quickly as I could. As I was locking the door, I heard someone behind me. It frightened me. I turned my head, but it was only the mailman. "Hello," I said. "Hello what are you doing here?" he asked. "I just came to pick up these papers for my teacher." "In that case, why don't you take the mail for your teacher as well. If she can trust you to go to her house, I can also trust you to give her mail to her." On knowing this, the teacher said, "Good for you, Dana. I wish I had such strong faith."

"To you Lord, I lift up my soul, in you I trust, O my God, don't let me be put to shame" (Psalm 25 :1).

Prayer

Jesus, let me trustful to others. Let us build the trust starting with small actions in our homes, at work and in our friend circles. We pray for a generation of trustworthy people. We pray for those who are being persecuted for being truthful and faithful. We remember all the good teachers who are molding and building trust in their wards. All we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.

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