Unconditional Trust…

The love of a dog is a pure thing. He gives you a trust which is total. You must not betray it. Michel Houellebecq

Meditation: We just returned from a two week trip to Germany. And for the first time I took our five pound “Porkie” (Poodle/Yorkie mix) “Zoe” with us. Usually she jumps right into our suitcase while we are packing. She has learned that those suitcases mean that she would be left behind for a while. However, this time she was allowed to travel with us. After getting all vaccinations and all paperwork done, a stamp from the agriculture department and a Microchip taken care of, Zoe was eager to jump into her own dog travel bag. That bag would carry her thousands of miles across the ocean. As long as she could see me, she was quiet and content. Even though there were hundreds of people, sounds and smells she had never heard, smelled or seen before, keeping her eyes on me, she trusted that things would be OK. I fed her in her bag. She patiently waited and twice kept quiet 12 full hours of travelling. She seemed to understand that this was the way we could stay together. We all had an amazing trip. Zoe is the best travel dog ever. As long as she could see me, nothing else mattered.

Prayer: God, I wish we humans could be more like Zoe. I wish our fear of the unknown could be calmed if we just kept our eyes on You. I wish by seeing and hearing You, we could be content and approach the future with less anxiety. I pray that we can learn about trust from our four legged companions. God, hear our wishes and prayer, and enable us to trust and love You more than we do. Amen

I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. Psalm 16:8