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When our hearts are broken, when they are irreparably shattered into smithereens, what remains in tact is our soft and tender core – the very heart of God.
Stay soft hearted. There are treasures to be found. God is always near, and nearer still when we suffer.
I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.
Yesterday, I was at an amusement park with my three year old grandson. As he went around and around on the swings, he looked for me and waved. At one point, the ride was going so fast that he became disoriented – looking backwards instead of directly towards me.
This reminded me of our lives. Sometimes we look all around, but not directly at God. When our eyes meet, we smile with delight. Imagine how joyful that moment of connection is for God !
Trust in the Slow Work of God
by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin 1881-1955, Jesuit, Paleontologist, Biologist, Philosopher, and Visionary
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
(that is to say, grace and circumstances acting on your own good will)
will make of 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 in suspense and incomplete.
Beauty is always here, waiting to be discovered. The secret to happiness is to find it everywhere, in everyone.