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Thursday of the First Week of Advent

(Psalm 118:8)

It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man.


My trust in man tend to rust away over time.

Once, I was on a train in Sydney and a man double my size and a very thin woman got on the carriage. They were verbally abusing each other until it got quiet... I started to hear her choking! I quickly glance around and thought thankfully there are very able men with muscles on the carriage who can stop that man. I was wrong - not one person moved. They were too engrossed in their mobile phones and one man even averted his gaze away when he saw me glance at him. My mind kept racing; she doesn’t have much time and he is double my size so hopefully my punch will catch him by surprise, enough for her to catch her breath. So, I glared at him and stood up with clenched fists. He must have noticed me move as when our eyes locked together; he released his grip and sat down in submission ashamed of himself and didn’t budge when she started to slap him for choking her. Evidently, I couldn’t trust man. I too am guilty for not trusting myself.

So, who can I trust? Who do I trust?

You tend to seek counsel or comfort in the one you trust. When the going gets tough, I tend to seek Holy Mass. During the Consecration of the Holy Eucharist – witnessing Calvary - I know I found someone I can trust. Someone that died for me even before I was born. Where was I when He died on the cross? I was in His thoughts. He came to pay ransom for sinners; I am an unworthy sinner. I seek Holy Mass to find refuge in the one I trust.

I pray for priests as I trust in their Master Jesus - the Eternal High Priest.

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