This blog is still alive. Hi.
I have some drafts waiting to be finished and posted, but as always, I find myself a bitÂ unsure if I should share them. Like they’re still quite unfinished and the thoughts wereÂ all over the place.
I’ve been restless lately, though. It could be I’m just having a bit of difficulty beingÂ grateful for what I have because it’s far easier to complain or resist. Sometimes IÂ wake up with a lot of anxiety for my day and then I go through it wishing it’s over so IÂ can go back to what IÂ want to do.
But the Lord says, beÂ patient.Â Be patient because He’s working. Be patient becauseÂ He’s faithful. I admit that I’m notÂ the most patient person in the world and sometimes waiting is painfulÂ (and boring)Â butÂ right now it’s what He’s asking, and I’m trying my best to do just that.
So we’re talking about patience, and I ran into this today while reading Fr. JamesÂ Martin, SJâ€™sÂ The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) EverythingÂ over breakfast.Â I needed to read this over and over, so I thought I’d share it on the blog, too – in caseÂ you need it, too. (Emphasis is mine, btw)
That, and I wanted to say that this blog is still alive. :)
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, SJ excerpted from 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.
And yet it is the law of all progress
that it is made by passing through
some stages of instabilityâ€”
and that it may take a very long time.
And so I think it is with you;
your ideas mature graduallyâ€”let them grow,
let them shape themselves, without undue haste.
Donâ€™t try to force them on,
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.