Hello, friends. This week, we are going to spend time with Pierre Teilhard de Chardin's words about trusting in the slow work of God. We often want to rush things, and the imperceptibly slow nature of movement in our inner selves (or outer selves, or the world) can make us begin to believe nothing at all is happening. We may even lose heart on the way. So, let's lean in together to this encouragement this week. What are some of the things you are longing for movement, change, growth? Hold those as we begin, and read through this passage. What stirs in you? How might God be inviting you this week? "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 (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."

Posted by Jamie Bonilla at 2021-03-15 14:06:19 UTC