Sunday, February 28, 2016

3rd Sunday in Lent

Dear Friends,

     As we continue on our journey, take a moment to read the encouraging words of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, S.J., who asks us to Trust in the Slow Work of God.  Notice what words speak to you today as you allow your gifts to unfold in just the right way.  Trust that God is up to something beautiful in your life!

Wishing you the perfect words for your journey,

Trust in the slow work of God…

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.

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 them tomorrow.

Only God could say what this new spirit
Gradually forming within you will be.
Give our Lord the benefit of believing 
That God’s own hand is leading you, 
and accept the anxiety
Of feeling yourself in suspense 
and incomplete.

-Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, SJ

3rd Sunday in Lent New Testament Reading: John 4:5-42
3rd Sunday in Lent Psalm Reading: Psalm 95

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