God's Spirit Unfolds

God’s Spirit Unfolding


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 will make you tomorrow.

Only God could say
what this new spirit gradually
forming within you
will be.

Give the Lord the benefit of believing
that God’s hand will lead you.

accept the anxiety
of feeling yourself
in suspense
and incomplete.

A prayer from The Making of a Mind: Letter from a Soldier Priest by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, SJ


…I can’t share a link for the above, it landed in my email Inbox without one. The disposition described asks detachment even from our own spiritual progress to live out the above peacefully and joyfully…it shifts emphasis from self as focus… to a focus on The Lord and His Grace and Divine Providence and in blind and naked total trust confidently…

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