A young lad on vacation went to Church with his parents one sunny Sunday morning. He listened closely to the sermon which was entitled, “Whom Do You Trust?” After Church, the boy put on his swimming trunks and went to the beach. Before going into the water he walked up to a kindly looking woman sitting on the sand under a beach umbrella. “Are you a Christian?” he asked. Although somewhat puzzled by the boy’s question, she smiled and said, “Yes I am.” Then the little fellow asked, “Were you in Church this morning?” “Yes I was,” the woman replied. Whereupon, the lad asked his final question: “Will you hold my quarter while I go swimming?”
In today’s Gospel Lesson, Jesus tells us that the necessary precondition for our wholeness of life — genuine happiness — is to trust everything to God, that is, our very lives.
“Seeing the crowds, He went up on the mountain, and when He sat down His disciples…
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