April: Trust


Therefore I tell you: do not be anxious about your life, what you shall eat or what you shall drink, nor about your body, what you shall put on; is not life worth more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds in the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are not you worth more than them? And who of you, as far as you are concerned, can even lengthen your life a little? And for the dress, why are you worried? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin; yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not do much more for you, people of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, `What shall we eat?' or `What shall we drink?' or `What shall we wear? For the Gentiles seek all these things; and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.

(Matthew, 6, 25-34)


The human heart is the first home of democracy. It is where we embrace our questions: Can we be equitable? Can we be generous? Can we listen with our whole beings, not just our minds, and offer our attention rather than our opinion? And do we have enough resolve in our hearts to act courageously, relentlessly, without giving up, trusting our fellow citizens to join us in our determined pursuit—a living democracy? Terry Tempest Williams (1955 - ) USA


The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him with his friendship.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 – 1882) USA


Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone's face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love? These are the real questions. I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will bear many fruits, here in this world and the life to come.

Henri Nouwen (1932 – 1996) Netherlands


All I have seen teaches me to trust the creator for all I have not seen.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 – 1882) USA


The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.

Ernest Hemingway (1899 – 1961) USA


I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish He didn’t trust me so much.

Mother Teresa of Calcutta (1910 – 1997) Albania.


Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 – 1931) Lebanon.


I believe each human being has the potential to change, to transform one’s own attitude, no matter how difficult the situation.

Dalai Lama


The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

Eleanor Roosvelt (1884 – 1962) USA

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