Trust

Trust is an old Germanic word with no trace of Latin or Greek. Trust is practical, proactive and leads to results.

Trust stands catercorner in the angle formed by faith and belief.

Faith is blind, belief is fickle, while trust is solid, warm, and alive, annealing the tension between faith and belief.

Where faith may fail, and belief may waver, trust is reliable, pragmatic and sure.

Like with soldiers in battle, or teammates on the field, trust is a practical necessity. Trust is simple and pure.

Belief can be plagued with doubts, faith with fear, but trust is a habit that allows you to put one foot in front of another.

Belief is soft, faith fragile, trust hard.

Trust ainít no false prophet. Trust inspires action and fortitude, leading to deeds and accomplishments, and helps those who help themselves.

We trust each morning enough to get up and face life. Our society depends on trust for cooperation and economic activity.

The cells of our bodies trust each other to perform their jobs so that the whole organism can function properly.

God trusts people to help complete His plans.

Jesus trusted Peter to lead his church, even though Peter was filled with contradictions, doubts and fear. In order to avoid possible torture and death, Peter denied knowing Jesus in his hour of need. But Jesus trusted him anyway.

So let us tally up the trust of which we speak.

Trust is prosaic, quotidian, down to earth, and will see you through good times and bad, for better or worse, through life and death.

Trust means doing whatís right, supporting the good, the true and the beautiful, because even though you havenít got a clue how good will ultimately triumph over evil, you trust that it will.

Love means doing whatís right, though you are not sure that good will triumph over evil.

Trust and love are related. Trust is love in action.

So trust in trust.