Sometimes Life Moves Very Slowly and the Key Word is Patience
weeks ago our staff meeting in Nicaragua was interrupted because of a
power failure in someone's office close to ours. Don't ask me why it
impacted our office, but it did. To rectify the problem would take two
weeks and hours sitting in the electrical company office in a line up.
Last week our meeting was cancelled because of a strike that shut down
the mall where our office is located. This is just the tip of the
iceberg on how life moves in certain areas of Latin America. So the key
word is PATIENCE.
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 is 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 it is with you; you're ideas mature gradually- let them grow, let them shape themselves without undue haste.
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.
And except the anxiety of feeling yourself in suspense and incomplete.
Pierre Teilhard De Chardin