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 progress
that it is made by passing through
some states 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.
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.
|Pierre Teilhard de Chardin|
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.