TWELFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME — Year B
*Alternate* First Reading: From The Making of a Mind by Pierre Teihard de Chardin
From The Making of a Mind by Pierre Teihard de Chardin
trust in the slow work of God.
We are, quite naturally, impatient in everything to reach the end,
We should like to skip the intermediate stages.
We are impatient of being on the way
to something unknown—something new.
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.
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 our Lord the benefit of believing
that his hand is leading you
and accept the anxiety of feeling yourself
The words of Pierre Teihard de Chardin.