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Patient Trust

This week I would like to share with you a poem about trust that I really like. It reminds me that what is most important is today, this present moment. God is at work in me and around me here and now, may I not miss the sacredness of the now. God bless you.

Fr. Wojtek Kuzma

Patient Trust

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 takes 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 in,

as though you could be today what time

(that is to say, grace and circumstances acting on your own good will) will make of you tomorrow.

Only God could say what this new spirit gradually forming within you will be.

Give Our Lord the benefit of believing

that his hand is leading you,

and accept the anxiety of feeling yourself in suspense and incomplete.

- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, SJ


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