Patience as a Way of Life

151022_saintsToday I want to share some thoughts that were written by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, a Jesuit theologian and scientist. He was a groundbreaking paleontologist and Christian mystic whose vision encompassed the evolution of all matter toward a final goal in which spiritual and material shall coincide in God. The church remembers him on April 10th each year. I am sharing with you an excerpt from his work Hearts on Fire:

“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….only God could say what this new spirit forming within you will be. Give Our Lord the benefit of what his hand is leading you to, and accept the anxiety of feeling yourself in suspense and incomplete.”

Very busy times coming up for many of us; save this and re-read it. Contemplate it in silence, and allow the Spirit of God to speak to the ear of your heart.

See you next time –
bro. John, O.C.P.

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