Days of Advent, Prayers, Seasons

Advent Day 06: You Keep Us Waiting, Looking, Loving …

If you trust in Nature, in what is simple in Nature, in the small Things that hardly anyone sees and that can so suddenly become huge, immeasurable; if you have this love for what is humble and try very simply, as someone who serves, to win the confidence of what seems poor: then everything will… Continue reading Advent Day 06: You Keep Us Waiting, Looking, Loving …

Days of Advent, Interreligious, Seasons

Advent Day 05: Trust In The Slow Work of God …

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… Continue reading Advent Day 05: Trust In The Slow Work of God …

Days of Advent, Seasons

Advent Day 03: Wait and Hope …

There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state with another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must have felt what it is to die, Morrel, that we may appreciate the enjoyments of life. Live, then,… Continue reading Advent Day 03: Wait and Hope …

Quotes

Seek Patience (Advent Meditation) …

Seek patience and passion in equal amounts. Patience alone will not build the temple. Passion alone will destroy its walls. — Maya Angelou (The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou) Being made to wait has another benefit. It helps us figure out what we truly want and what really matters to us. . . . Remembering… Continue reading Seek Patience (Advent Meditation) …

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Staying Awake (Prayer for Patience) …

It is usually over time and with patience that we come to see the wonderful patterns of grace, which is why it takes most of us a long time to be converted. Our focus slowly moves from an initial preoccupation with perfect actions (“first half of life” issues), to naked presence itself. The code word… Continue reading Staying Awake (Prayer for Patience) …

Interreligious, Prayers, Quotes

The Greatest Prayer is Patience …

Prayer for Patience ... Lord, teach me to be patient - with life, with people,and with myself. I sometimes try to hurry things along too much, and I push for answers before the time is right. Teach me to trust Your sense of timing rather than my ownand to surrender my will to Your greater… Continue reading The Greatest Prayer is Patience …