In the Palm of His Hand

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

In order to live in this world, we have to trust all kinds of things we see, hear and experience.  On a daily basis we extend trust thousands of times – to people, situations, information…everything.  A generic definition of “faith” is: “confidence or trust in a person, thing or concept.”  By this definition, every single person lives their lives by faith each and every day.  Faith in God, then, means having confidence and trust in God – that He will do what He says, that what He promises to us humans He will do.  In our readings today we see how God comes through on His promises, that God IS trustworthy, that we CAN trust God!  The faith held up for us today is that whatever life may bring, no matter how bumpy the road, we know that God has us in the palm of His hand!