Each week at Sunday Scribblings we're given a prompt. This week's prompt is trust. I actually posted my quote for today before reading the prompt. I couldn't ignore the serendipity. I posted my first thoughts in the wee hours. After sleeping (I work midnights), I gave the prompt more thought. This is where I was lead.
I can’t think about trust without thinking about faith and belief at the same time. I asked myself do I trust anyone or anything completely. Then I asked myself is that the right question, the right context. For me, trust like faith and belief is an ongoing process. It’s going to the well again and again to get what I need. The things I believe in and therefore have faith in are the things or people I trust.
I run a community project Color Online and I run the library where we meet. I believe that the work I do with these young girls and young women is love and true love is always right.
I believe in my two daughters. I doubt my ability to parent but I never doubt my love for them. I trust they never doubt my love either.
I trust my partner, my spouse. When we met, I doubted I could give him what he needed. He taught me I give him what he wants. When my flaws frustrate or disappoint him, he doesn’t give up on me. He believes in our relationship. I believe and therefore I trust him.
Years I ago, I had a yearning. I had no spiritual home and I missed that. I wanted a place to anchor my faith. An odd series of events and ideas led me to the Quakers. I found a meeting online and set off for a meeting that same week. The members embraced me warmly and I knew I was where I wanted to be. I trust that what I seek eternally, I can find when I listen. That’s faith.
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