Confidence – Thirteenth Day of October
“Have confidence.” — St. Mark 6:50.
It is particularly in great necessities that we should show that we truly confide in God. Believe me, three workmen will do more than ten when God lends His hand; and He will always do this whenever He takes away human means and we are necessitated to do that which is beyond our strength. — St. Vincent de Paul.
The steward of the house said one day to this saint that he had not a cent for the ordinary expenses, nor for those of an ordination which would soon take place. He replied with tranquil heart and face serene, full of confidence in God: “Oh, what good news! Blessed be God! Now is the time to prove that we trust in His goodness. The treasures of Providence are infinite; our distrust dishonors Him.”
I ask not riches, O my God, but what Thou knowest to be necessary for me. Thou art my Father, a Father infinitely rich; I am Thy child.