1/16/2007

Trust

"Our story is perhaps a paradigm for every trusting disciple. The way of trust is a movement into obscurity, into the undefined, into ambiguity, not into some predetermined, clearly defined plan for the future. The next step discloses itself only out of a discernment of God acting in the desert of the present moment. The reality of naked trust is the life of the pilgrim who leaves what is nailed down, obvious and secure and walks into the unknown without any rational explanation to justify the decision or guarantee the future. Why? Because God has signaled the movement and offered it his presence and his promise."

- Brennan Manning, Ruthless Trust

2 comments:

OTRgirl said...

What a fantastic quote. I'd heard of that book, and your post is a good reminder that I should read it.

Joan said...

Good for you. Hold onto that!! even if people tell you you are nuts.
Like you said, "God and I know the truth." :)