IMAP Post-Immersion Experience, pt 3

Post-Immersion Experience

Please be patient with yourself through this process. Whether your faith allows for God to be a part of your experience or whether your faith tells you it is something else, the meaning to the following words from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, S.J. still hold true.

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.

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