Once when giving a retreat for a group of college students, I met a young woman from Korea. She shared a story with us of a harrowing experience that happened in her native country when she was about thirteen years old.
She was a passenger on a bus that was speeding along the side of a mountain. The road had sharp curves and no guardrails. Everyone on that bus was panicking, except for one young boy, fast asleep, in the row ahead of her.
“Wake up,” the girl said to him. “We’re going so fast. We’re in great danger. Aren’t you afraid?” The little boy looked up and said, “No, I’m not afraid. The bus driver is my father.” Now that’s trust!
There used to be a bus company slogan that said, “Take the bus, and leave the driving to us.” God says something similar to us: “Put your life in my hands, and then let me lead you!”
Our Lady experienced situations we could describe as “out of control,” or at least out of her immediate control.…
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