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John Kavanagh went to Calcutta to work with Mother Teresa. While there, he asked her to pray for him. “What should I pray for?” she asked.

“Pray that I may have clarity,” he replied.

Mother Teresa responded, “No, I will not pray for that.”

“Why?” he asked.

“Clarity is the last thing you cling to,” she said. Kavanagh then remarked that she always seemed to have clarity.

She said, “I have never had clarity. What I always had is trust. So I will pray that you trust God.”

We all face dark moments. Sometimes—amid ambiguity or chaos—we long for clarity. Trust is often the last thing we think of.

This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge with this reminder. It is trust that gives us the high calling of our daily work.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make your paths straight.

(Prov. 3:5-6)