Watch this exhilarating clip, and ponder on the trust that the parachutist’s passenger has placed in him.

That is at the very least the amount of trust we must place in Jesus, especially as we near death.

Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.

About Brother Burrito

A sinner who hopes in God's Mercy, and who cannot stop smiling since realizing that Christ IS the Way , the Truth and the Life. Alleluia!
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4 Responses to Trust

  1. Shadaan says:

    This is what Jesus said, John 11:25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: John 11:26 and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Deep down most Christians secretly doubt whatever has been fed to them but they swear to believe. Otherwise they wouldn’t fear death. If there is faith in what Jesus said the death deniers really believed what they preached they should embrace death, not fear it.


  2. Brother Burrito says:

    The prayer of every Christian: Lord, I believe. Help my unbelief


  3. kathleen says:

    Shadaan, I think there certainly are Christians who, knowing themselves about to die, “embrace death”, with their consciences having been made clean. These blessed souls have prepared for death by having made peace with God – that is, receiving the Sacraments of the Dying (or “Last Sacraments” as they used to be called.) They are usually people who have tried to faithfully follow Christ throughout their lives, but such is the Mercy and Love of God, that even those who are great sinners, can be forgiven and redeemed if they are truly repentant before they die.

    Owing to our weak and sinful human natures, most of us would not like to be taken by death unawares! Praying the exercises for a “Happy Death” from time to time is one of the best ways of preparing for an ‘unexpected death’.

    You are right that many people instinctfully fear death, and I think this is mostly fear of the unknown, nothing more.

    P.S. I meant to add at the end of the first paragraph after “before they die”…. and having made a sincere Confession.


  4. kathleen says:

    Yes Burrito:

    I am afraid of heights, and watching with horror that person’s leap into space, clinging only onto the parachutist who will “save” him from death, I can well imagine the fear and blind trust it must have taken!

    It reminds me of something I read from St. Thérèse of Lisieux about clinging hard to Our Blesssed Lord’s feet as He ascended into Heaven, trusting that He would then have to take her with Him!
    Although I can’t find the exact quote, here is a similar one: “Even if I had committed all possible crimes, I would still have the same confidence; I would feel that this multitude of offenses would be like a drop of water thrown into the flaming furnace of God’s love”.


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