On your life journey, are you sometimes impatient of always being in process? I am and over and over again, I’m called to listen to the advise of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, SJ.
“Above all, trust in the slow work of God.
We are, quite naturally, impatient in everything to reach the end without delay.
We should like to skip the intermediate stages.
We are impatient of being on the way to something unknown, something new.
And yet it is the law of all progress that it is made by passing through some stages of instability.
And that it may take a very long time.
And so I think it is with you.
Your ideas mature gradually.
Let them grow.
Let them shape themselves without undue haste.
Don’t try to force them on as though you could be today what time will make you tomorrow.
Only God could say what this new spirit gradually forming within you will be.
Believe that God’s hand will lead you.
And accept the anxiety of feeling yourself in suspense and incomplete.”
What about you? What line or phrase speaks to you at this time in your journey?
Mary Ann Nelson, OP