Posted on: 08/09/2020
Good morning - well, despite it all the sun still shines sometime times
It’s really difficult trying to interpret all the information and the accompanying regulations and guidelines which are coming at us like an ever-changing torrent. Please stay safe and encourage our younger members to the same.
One of our parishioners sent me the following prayer which offers insight and comfort for us these days
Prayer of Teilhard de Chardin
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.
—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, SJ
excerpted from Hearts on Fire
'Accept the anxiety”?? Not easy for sure - but we trust and hope
St Joseph, pray for us
Posted: 16 September 2020
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Posted: 15 September 2020
Good morning How about a little frivolity?
Posted: 14 September 2020
And yet - one’s heart goes out to the people of the western United States whose houses and forests are being destroyed by fire and climate change is probably one of the main causes.