“Above all, trust in the slow work of God.
We are all, 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,
and yet it is the law of all progress
that 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, you
let them grow,
let them shape themselves,
without undue haste.
Don't try to force them on….
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.”
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin