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Lord, help me to live in complete trust
Thursday, 01 October 2020

Thursday 1st October 2020
26th Week in Ordinary Time
St. Therese of the Child Jesus
Job. 19:21-27; Ps. 27(26):7-9,13-14; Lk. 10:1-12 (Ps Wk II)

Amid all his misery, Job was certain of one thing: his redeemer was alive and on the earth. There would be an end to his suffering; he would once again know joy and happiness. Not only that, he would see God even while he still lived. We can be assured that our redeemer lives and that he will see us through our difficulties. We might not see God in this world, but if our minds and hearts are open, we will certainly encounter and know God.

Jesus sent out 70 followers, two by two, to travel through the land proclaiming the kingdom of God. They were to heal and comfort, but not linger or be choosy about their food or accommodations. It was an experience of absolute trust in God, for they were not allowed to take money or spare clothing. All would be provided. Would we embark on a journey so unprepared? We could learn to be far more trusting than we are. It is not money, connections, or power that will see us through life, but the care and providence of God. St. Francis of Assisi knew this well — his friars travelled and lived very lightly, and they were blessed with success. Pope Francis urges us to relearn this lesson as a Church — trust more in God and less in wealth and power.

Lord, help me to live in complete trust.

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