Thoughts for Reflection from Benedictine & Monastic Authors

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2013 August 31 - Faith as Trust

Faith as believing in something is secondary to faith as believing in someone. I think the word “trust” is often more helpful than “faith” in expressing the primary New Testament meaning of faith, the fundamental attitude that opens us to peace and salvation. We may differ individually in our grasp of the details of revealed doctrine, but we all know what it means to trust another person. The call of the Gospel is to let go of our self-protection and anxieties and to give our lives over in trust to Jesus. (page 4)

Don’t Trust the Abbot: Musings from the Monastery
by Abbot Jerome Kodell, OSB