Showing posts with label Trust. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Trust. Show all posts

12 Sunday A: Do Not Be Afraid: Just Trust

Gospel  Text: Matthew 10:26-33
 Michel de Verteuil
General comments

With today’s passage we are still with the “continuous reading” of St Matthew’s gospel, although it is not strictly continuous since last week’s reading ended with verse 6 of chapter 10, and this week’s starts with verse 26 of the same chapter. Jesus is still in Galilee however, continuing to lay the foundation for his great work of transforming the ancestral religion of the Jews and eventually all religion.

8 Snday A: Don't Worry, but Trust

Gospel reading: Matthew 6:24-34
do not worry

Michel DeVerteuil
General comments
This Sunday’s text is in two parts.
– The first issue raised in today’s passage is stated in verse 24. The text reminds us that we need to make a choice in life, and decide what is the most important thing we need to be truly successful. Which of two loyalties are we going to be bound by – is it the God we believe in,  or is it money, which, as the bible explains, is the source of all that is evil in the world?

A little girl’s trust -Story

Father and daughter
” A little girl and her father were crossing a bridge. The father was kind of scared so he asked his little daughter:
“Sweetheart, please hold my hand so that you don’t fall into the river.”
The little girl said: “No, Dad. You hold my hand.”

Don't Give Up - Even in the Storm - Story

A lady was driving along with her father. They came upon a storm, and the young lady asked her father, What should I do?” He said “keep driving”.. Cars began to pull over to the side, the storm was getting worse. “What should I do.” The young lady asked? “Keep driving,” her father replied. On up a few feet, she noticed that eighteen wheelers were also pulling over. She told her dad, “I must pull o…ver, I can barely see ahead. It is terrible, and everyone is pulling over!”

A Penny on the Sidewalk

You always hear the usual stories of pennies on the sidewalk being good luck, gifts from angels, etc.
This is the first time I've ever heard this twist on the story.
Gives you something to think about.

Several years ago, a friend of mine and her husband were invited to spend the weekend at the husband's employer's home.

Canaanite Woman and the Silence Of God

Sent by Gordon:

Silence Of God

God will come at an unexpected moment. He may not come as we expect. But, certainly He will come. He will hear our prayer one day. One day I was meditating on the conversation that took place between Jesus and the Canaanite woman narrated in the Scripture (Mt15:21-28, Mk7:24-30). I was a bit disturbed at the way Jesus humiliated that poor Canaanite woman. She had a lot of expectations from Jesus. She was sure that her daughter would be healed by the mighty power of Jesus. With this hope, she came to Jesus. But, unfortunately, “He did not answer her at all” (Mt.15:23). He was silent in front of her. All her expectations were been shattered. Even the disciples came to her aid. But Jesus said, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel” (Mt15:24). But, she was persistent and did not leave him. She pleaded with him again, “Lord help me”. He answered, “It is not fair to take the children's food and throw it to dogs”. Though she was disappointed again, she said, “Yes Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master's table”. At last, this time, Jesus heard her prayer. He healed her daughter.