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 thought 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,
accept that anxiety of feeling yourself
in suspense and incomplete.
-Teilhard de Chadrin
I needed to hear this.
I needed to be in a certain place to hear a song with a line that says this is my desire: to honor you.
I needed to be with a friend who can be an instrument of grace.
I needed to make a mistake to realize that it is a sin.
To take a stand for I am lukewarm.
To plead His promises, for I know He will never forsake me.
To call for He will not cast me out.
And maybe one day hear wonderful and marvelous things I know nothing about.