What makes a relationship last? How can we establish a relationship with God? These questions guide us to understand the basic needs that all people have in this life. Trust is needed to establish a relationship with one another and with God. Without trust, we cannot build a harmonious life. When we do not trust each other, we suspect others and start the conflict. Similarly, we spoil our relationship with God by distrusting his kindness.
God wants to build a relationship with human beings. He invites us to put our trust in Him. Trusting God means surrendering ourselves to God. Trusting God means that only God can save our life. Indeed, when God asks us to trust Him, He has placed first the trust in us. He trusted us before we trusted Him.
In Luke, 17:7-10, Jesus describes the relationship between the master and the slave to tell us about trust. Jesus asked us to behave like the servant with humility and say, "We are useless servants: we have done no more than our duty. "
Let us ask God to encourage us to trust each other and in this way create a better world.
By Fr. Aris Mada, SVD.