Catholic Photo Challenge: Filial Trust

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Steve over at Everything Esteban does photo challenges and this round is filial trust.

“322 Christ invites us to filial trust in the providence of our heavenly Father (cf. Mt 6:26-34),
and St. Peter the apostle repeats: “Cast all your anxieties on him, for he cares about you” (I Pt 5:7; cf. Ps 55:23).”

The goal? For this photo challenge, capture a scene or event that expresses joy in a carefree moment. A scene when you, or someone else, is living in the moment, not fettered by worries or needing to be in total control.

I picked a photo that has long been a favorite of mine. It’s from my missions trip back in 2008. We were working at an orphanage in Mexico, playing with the kids. A few of the teenage boys were sitting on top of their large grill laughing and throwing around the soccer ball. Luckily I had my camera with me and was able to snap a picture of this brief carefree moment when they had a reprieve from all that they had already been through in their short lives.

The husband and wife who ran this orphanage shared Christ’s love with the kids they took care of and if you watched you could see it shine through in moments like this one. And that’s why I adore this photo.

 

 

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