Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Traveling Mercies

Dearest one and I are headed out tomorrow for a week of holidays. We've rented a little cabin in the foothills of the Rockies for several nights. Then we'll head over to see only daughter in her show and after that I'll have a check up with one of the specialists I see for my chronic illness. Several thousand kilometers after we begin we'll be home again.

Traveling with dearest one in a vehicle is one of my favouritest things to do. Just the two of us. We prefer rainy weather for travel but will take the sunny, hot days that are in the forecast.

I won't be online until we get back. Talk to you then.

Patient Trust

Above all, trust in the slow work of God.
We are quite naturally impatient in everything
to reach the end without delay.
We would like to skip the intermediate stages.
We are impatient of being on the way to something
unkown, 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 in 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.

~by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, SJ


daisymarie said...

I pray that your time together and of travel will be precious and blessed!

Anonymous said...

Happy trails, ((((Hope)))). Enjoy.

Poor Mad Peter said...

Go with God, kiddo.

Duckie said...

I hope your trip is going well!! We're thinking of you guys! hugs!