Patient Trust

patience-in-godPatience and trust are steadying virtues to cultivate in these days. A poem shared with Quin Hilyer brings renewed inspiration to trust in God and His ways at work within each of our lives, in this community, in our country and in our world. No matter the circumstances, God is with us, sometimes working perceptibly and, so often, working beyond our ability to perceive.

The poem evoked contemplation on the common goal we profess here: to be sherpas, even now, in our ordinary circumstances and in the face of any sort of intense trials the Lord might allow as a means of calling souls back to Himself. Without a pressing deadline for a specific event, these days are rather quiet in the comment section yet, surely, within each of our hearts and souls burns the flame of desire to be at the ready with comfort and hope to all around us should the Storm, this global civil war being fought on cultural lines, enter intense moments. For now, we watch, wait and pray while living the core message to acknowledge God, take the next right step and be a sign of hope to those around us.

In 65 days we’ll honor the 100th Anniversary of the first apparition at Fatima. Let’s consider, again, the apparition in which Our Lady showed a vision to the three young children and said,“You have seen hell where the souls of poor sinners go.” She also exhorted, “Sacrifice for sinners and repeat many times, especially when you make a sacrifice: ‘O my Jesus, this is out of love for you, for the conversion of sinners and in reparation for the sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary!‘” This directive from Our Lady rings with new tones of urgency as we see hearts being revealed and as we are aware each one must choose. Praying and sacrificing are next right steps with tremendous import at this time, hope for the conversion and salvation of souls.

As we pray and sacrifice while waiting on the Lord, Hilyer reminds us of the heroes around us and the cloud of witnesses gone before us:

“There are, of course, countless examples in all our daily lives, and countless more significant examples in the history books, of people who pressed on amidst frustration and confusion, apparent failure and disappointment, wondering why their efforts were unavailing but never losing faith — and, after years in the wilderness, suddenly finding that God had given them their moment and their calling.”

In his article, Hilyer links to Winston Churchill’s famous address avowing that the British would fight in every place even as he proclaimed the victory would come, “In God’s good time.”

Are you waiting on the Lord for something? Perhaps many things? Certainly, we are all waiting, hopefully in joyful expectation, as God’s Plan continues to unfold. May we, too, press on, never losing faith, despite the division and the confusion swirling all about us.

Patient Trust Pierre 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.

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81 Responses to Patient Trust

  1. SteveBC says:

    Ah, Beckita, this does hit hard, for how many of us have felt this for so long? Thank you.

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  2. Louise Gray says:

    It is good to be reminded of this and to know that we are not alone in our feelings. Thank you.

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  3. moreen67 says:

    Beckita thank you for this. I was dealing with my own trials at work and last week (after dealing with this for a long time and my anxiety problem was getting the best of me) on the subway going home from work internally I heard “bear this with love and patience” and I felt at peace. This is the second time recently I read something about patience when reading about our faith. God loves us so much He’s preparing us – thank you for doing your part serving Him.

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  4. Mary Ann says:

    i was disappointed to see Teilhard De Chardin quoted in this article. He is a heretic who was condemned by the Church. (“De Chardin had been the darling of Jesuit intellectuals, in fact, for almost forty years, despite the Holy See’s 1960 condemnation of the man and his writings.” Quoted from The Jesuits by Malachi Martin.). There are so many great saints and Catholic authors we could quote instead. Why use him?

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    • Beckita says:

      I know Tielhard de Chardin is controversial. In fact, I discussed using his poetry with the nearly 90 year old priest for whom I provide care. Father is as orthodox as one can be and he said de Chardin was misunderstood in his poetic style of writing.

      de Chardin was asked to sign a document retracting his controversial statements regarding original sin which he did. He was never formally declared a heretic. He was never formally condemned. His works did receive a monitum, a warning or reprimand, due to ambiguity in some of his writings.

      Pope Benedict XVI, as the theologian Cardinal Ratzinger, wrote about de Chardin in Ratzinger’s Introduction to Christianity:
      “It must be regarded as an important service of Teilhard de Chardin’s that he rethought these ideas from the angle of the modern view of the world and, in spite of a not entirely unobjectionable tendency toward the biological approach, nevertheless on the whole grasped them correctly and in any case made them accessible once again. Let us listen to his own words: The human monad “can only be absolutely itself by ceasing to be alone”. In the background is the idea that in the cosmos, alongside the two orders or classes of the infinitely small and the infinitely big, there is a third order, which determines the real drift of evolution, namely, the order of the infinitely complex. It is the real goal of the ascending process of growth or becoming; it reaches a first peak in the genesis of living things and then continues to advance to those highly complex creations that give the cosmos a new center: “Imperceptible and accidental as the position they hold may be in the history of the heavenly bodies, in the last analysis the planets are nothing less than the vital points of the universe. It is through them that the axis now runs, on them is henceforth concentrated the main effort of an evolution aiming principally at the production of large molecules.” The examination of the world by the dynamic criterion of complexity thus signifies “a complete inversion of values. A reversal of the perspective…

      This leads to a further passage in Teilhard de Chardin that is worth quoting in order to give at least some indication here, by means of a few fragmentary excerpts, of his general outlook. “The Universal Energy must be a Thinking Energy if it is not to be less highly evolved than the ends animated by its action. And consequently … the attributes of cosmic value with which it is surrounded in our modern eyes do not affect in the slightest the necessity obliging us to recognize in it a transcendent form of Personality.”

      I used de Chardin’s poem because it is beautiful and inspirational.

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    • MarieUrsula says:

      I immediately thought of Tertullian when I saw that Beckita had posted de Chardin’s poem.

      Some of early-Christian Tertullian’s writings are included in the non-Biblical readings sections of the official Liturgy of the Hours because they are worthwhile and correct as reflections on the Christian faith. However, Tertullian is considered as not altogether correct in some understandings of Church teachings. That doesn’t mean he’s incorrect about everything.

      de Chardin’s poem is meant for reflection, not for the assent of faith ~ just as all of our imperfect comments here are.

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    • James Ignatius McAuley says:

      At Beckita’s request, I will come out of the Lenten Retreat, as needed. This is one of those occasions. Beckita wrote something beautiful and quoted a beautiful work by the great Teilhard De Chardin. It is a falsehood and error of history to say Chardin “is a heretic.” The distinction is that he himself was never formally condemned or silenced, but many of his works suffered official disapproval and opprobrium from the Holy Office. In short, some of Chardin’s works are stupid, silly, erroneous and heretical, but he remained a loyal son of the Church.

      No saint is absolutely perfect, only God and what he spoke through scripture is perfect. Many saints wrote things that are in error or lead others into error, Augustine and Aquinas both being examples. For example, all too many people have put Aquinas up on a pedestal, but they tend to excuse, gloss over, ignore his errors, such as his arguments that Mary was not immaculately conceived. As St. Photius of Constantinople (look this guy up and your Roman Catholic hair will stand on end that he is a saint, lol!), said we must cover up the faults of saints at times as Noah’s son’s Japhet and Shem covered Noah when he was drunkenly passed out. Photius was speaking of Augustine.

      While I am not saying Chardin is a saint, his concept of eschatological end seems to be an attempt to refine Origen’s concept of apokastasis. So, enjoy this poem and meditate on it. It carries the spirit of Tolkien.

      Prayers and blessing to all!

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      • Beckita says:

        Thank you, James.

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      • Mick says:

        Thank you for these insights, James.

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      • Bob says:

        As for Chardin it is true that each of us despite our imperfections have many things we have said that are worth listening to and other things best left unsaid. I briefly read his materials in the past and found most objectionable his idea that creation was reaching toward an Omega point” i think he said, that being the idea that creation is continually evolving to something better, which too often has been used to support some “New age” fantasies. Sadly, apart from God things will never get better and the only way to evaluate our world, I think, is to look at whether we are striving to grow closer or further away from God’s laws and His truth. Apart from surrender to God I don’t believe creation can magically evolve to something better. I Hope this broken clock has said something of value one of his two times today, for as they say “even a broken clock gets it right Twice a day” as did Chardin, although maybe he got it right a bit more often than I but not always!!

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  5. BD says:

    Oh my Dear Lord Jesus, I pray for patience and I would like to have it today Amen…

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  6. Flora Potter says:

    Greetings Beckita. I love the words of Pierre! Perfectly hitting the nail on the head! We are an impatient humanity…every single one of us from Adam to flora. The great love of our Father that so carefully protects our fragility, preserving us from our desire for instantaneous everything. The beauty is that our demands for ‘want it now’ are met with extreme patience from the Author of Life.
    Otherwise who would be left? The world is certainly in turmoil and we surely do want peace but it seems too often it’s the peace according to my will and not His. We are the children, and we act as the children…it’s in the blessing. She said it, “Do whatever He tells you.”
    Seems like the Next Right Step is Smile, Look up, Trust and wait on the Lord. Children, He’s already there! Don’t be so sad!

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  7. Dorothy says:

    Dear Beckita,

    What a beautiful piece you wrote …
    How I thank you ….

    My daughter was hospitalized for 9 days … recovery is slow yet daily I see little miracles
    Healing is a slow process …
    How much we want a quick fix in everything ….

    Lent … for some is a slow change of heart …
    For me it is picking up pieces of my heart from the floor and very slowly
    Literally taking the next tiny right step trusting in God ….daily

    Charlie’s words and his message was never more real to me then now ….

    I thank you for it Charlie !!!

    You write with your heart Beckita and that is special gift !

    It is a silence we entered ….

    I begged for prayers I storm heaven like a crazy mom

    I took literally holding hugging a cross to slowly surrender … I know healing will come when it is God’s will …..not me having ” temper tantrums” and demanding it/ begging for it …

    It will come slowly and my daughter will fully recover … I Trust …

    Charlie’s message is True and Alive and I am so thankful for this site !

    I am so thankful for you dear Beckita and All that help you ( Steve )

    Keep writing and posting your inspiring thoughts !

    God bless you
    Dorothy

    Ps Charlie talked about storm, civil unrest…etc…

    I feel my family is going trough it all….on a personal level…

    What makes me going are those tiny right steps I force myself to take and not to loose hope …
    Prayers for our dear Charlie …🙏🏻

    You were our swimming instructor Charlie ….and thought us how to swim,
    Now God is trowing us into the sea ….
    Are we alone in that stormy sea ????

    God in His mercy is leaving us ” flotation devices ” ( sorry Beckita to call you that )

    Sooo thankful for that …
    I possibly would have drown in my own sorrows if it was not for Charlie’s message ….
    And holly people God placed in my way in my darkest hour…

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  8. Anne says:

    Most appropriate post Beckita.thank you.

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  9. How often the spiritual life involves waiting, in darkness, for the Lord! I was taught, and have finally learned to accept, that Jesus sometimes works as slowly and methodically as a sculptor. He has to be careful because one sharp blow in the wrong place and the unwieldy rock can Crack and chip and become misshapen. Then, after the Sculptor has labored long, the true beauty of the form hidden in stone is revealed. Now begins the time for polishing and shining, allowing the Light to reflect from the once-rough surfaces. All that we stony ones can do is wait for our inspired Creator to complete His labor of love. And, in the meantime, oh! How we moan and complain when the chisel strikes. May the Great Artist find in us His greatest masterpieces. Peace and blessings to all.

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  10. Sheri G. says:

    Wow!!! That is sooooo good Beckita!!! Thank you for posting it!!! 💕🙏🏼💕

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  11. zeniazenia says:

    Thanks Beckita, This reminds me of pregnancy. God’s loving patterns are so very worth contemplating for their perfectly profound beauty. Prayer carries us, protects us, teaches, simplifies and nurtures us on the journey.

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    • Anne says:

      Your comment spoke to me……. I describe the height of the storm as childbirth…… Then joy after. So we are in very late stage of pregnancy with braxton cramps coming at closer intervals!! Thank you zenia

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  12. Nancy Rodick says:

    Dear Beckita and All….As we wait in joyful hope,let us not forget to keep each other in prayer! A special “shout out” to Charlie in prayer and with many blessings!

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  13. Katey Utterback says:

    Dear Beckita, Thank-you so much for this. My husband and I have 6 sons who have all left the Church, some the Faith, totally. We get so very discouraged. So thanks for this. My husband always says that this is a marathon, not the 50-yard dash, and he’s right. We were born for these times and for this mission to pray and sacrifice for the salvation of souls. We will ” not despair nor become despondent, but with great confidence submit ourselves to God’s holy will which is love and mercy itself.” God bless us, every one, katey

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    • Mick says:

      Praying for your sons, Katey.

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    • rpaw68 says:

      Prayers up…

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    • singingjuls says:

      Katey. I admire your courage and faith. My mom puts so much guilt on herself that, like your sons, all her sons (my brothers) have left the church as well, and also some the faith. We just had a conversation about this the other day where she asked again, ‘where did your dad and I go wrong?’ I told her that they didn’t go wrong anywhere, but that they gave all of us a good foundation, with a strong family prayer life and faithfulness to the Sacraments as we grew up. Like St. Monica, I keep every hope and believe with all our prayers they will return. God does have a purpose in this and will use even this for His greater good. St. Monica we ask you to please pray for Katey’s sons and my brothers to return to the church. I will keep your’s and your husband’s intention in my prayers.

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  14. PrayerPartner says:

    Agree fully, Beckita. Am struggling so hard right now, even prayer at times feels dry and ineffective. Please keep these messages and prayers coming. I know I need them, and I know others do as well-each with a different need, but searching for a boost to faith and trust. Thank you so much.

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  15. Snowy Owl says:

    Beckita, I really liked this, all of it… but especially this part by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin..
    “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.”
    Amen, patience, patience ⌛️ as we wait and wait… and wait some more!

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  16. Mick says:

    Beautiful, Beckita. Thank you.

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  17. Phillip Frank says:

    “Give Our Lord the benefit of believing

    that his hand is leading you,

    and accept the anxiety of feeling yourself

    in suspense and incomplete.”

    I like the fact that I am getting older.
    It is such a nix these days to flaunt this. Being, feeling, looking or acting younger is all the rage. But I feel a great leveling of myself as I age. A slow, steady acceptance of things. I guess with age comes wisdom and this knowledge helps me understand and probably more appropriately, accept all this inevitability….that whether I like the way things are going or not, this too shall pass, and God is in Charge.
    I was discussing a strange reality about life recently. When I was young and raising a family, working non-stop and just making ends meet there was just enough money to live from paycheck to paycheck. Now that I’m older, the loans are payed off, the children are gone and I have more than enough to make ends meet. I was telling my friend that life seemed to be backwards, that I should have had all that money back when I needed it most and not so much now when I hardly need it at all. But I realize that God has a fine plan. You see, I never needed more than I had and I never had more than I needed. God, in His wisdom, was allowing…no gifting…. me with full dependence on Him back then. He enabled me to trust in Him and not on a false independence in myself had I been financially secure. With this lesson, God helped me to recognize we all depend on Him and need to trust Him. I recognize His dominion over me as He helped me grow in faith because I never wanted for anything important.
    And with this lesson I believe the Lord is- and has always been- leading me.

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    • Barb H says:

      Great post, Phillip! I feel so much more at peace these days than I ever have before. Age really does give us more wisdom and patience. 😀
      Barb

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    • rpaw68 says:

      Praise Him for your peace of heart! I love what you wrote and see myself on the same path ,just an earlier stage. I remember when I turned 40 saying,” I’ve got one foot in the grave now and can’t wait to get the other in.” ☺

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    • jaykay says:

      Yeah, Philip, I’m in a roughly similar situation now after many hard earlier years. Problem was, back then, although I never lost belief, the belief that I had was not, let’s say, one based on trust in the Lord. It’s only now, years later, that I think I can see His plan. Which must have been (no, was): “let go, trust Me, let Me handle it”. And I didn’t, and hence raged, raged (well, not all the time, but you get the drift). And then, slowly, His plan came to fruition, but only slowly did I come to see. You know the line in “Amazing grace”: “was blind, but now I see”? Well, that’s me. And now, I’m prone to taking it for granted. Well, that’s me ☹ God grant me the grace to acknowledge and thank Him for His providence, and to share it. Trusting, doing and loving, because the buried talent is the lethal one.

      Bless yiz all, and hope Lent is going well. J.

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      • zeniazenia says:

        Thank you for sharing this. Our Father does keep us on our toes. One day at a time jaykay. May God pour His grace into your beautiful desire to share talents. 🙂

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  18. Kris says:

    Dear community of TNRS. This reading is the rock anchor upon which me and my family have all come to trust. You see we were very much in the school of thought for many years, fight the wrongs, and although we still do this on a day to day basis, the energy, the motivation is no longer agitation, but peaceful choices and then knowing that God has to take the lead. Our actions are like the seeds that get planted to keep the potential for life to come. Yet only God knows when those seeds will grow or if they will. I am reminded of a book I read many years ago, Chesterton’s book called the White Horse. It is a book about heroes in the best King Arthur genre. Mighty knights who fight yet do not seem to be winning. One day the hero Arthur , after being defeated in battle and as he is lying on the sandy beach, but in tall grass, he finds himself drawn to a small child. The child is building a sand castle on the sand near the water. As the castle reaches its finishing, the waves of the sea come in and wash it all away. The child simply gathers more sand and begins again. This happens over and over . The child is happy no matter how many times the wave washes away the castles. The hero contemplates that and then a beautiful lady comes to him over the grass and without words calls him back to battle. He responds without tiredness, only the eager heart to do as the Lady commands. The end was not the source of his energy but following as the child did, doing the duty of his station. As the story would have it, Arthur wins. Yet again it was not the winning that led Arthur on but the realization that he had a duty and the love he felt toward the Lady drew him on and gave him strength. I love that lesson.
    So our family has learned over the years, as we have watched ourselves pulling away from the anxiety and just doing the duties of our day, we find so much joy even as we watch the leveling of all things. I also realize that this leveling is actually accomplishing something , there is no hiding anymore. The values we hold in our hearts are being revealed for good or bad. There is no hiding. I see this as the culling out of the armies of God and the armies of the enemy. Choices are being made in all things. My job is to now wait for the call to arms, whatever that means. Hope .

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    • SteveBC says:

      Yes, Kris, I see the “no hiding” just as you do and think it profoundly important. When I look at the world, I see a vast number of people who are sitting between those few who have already clearly chosen God and those few who have already clearly chosen evil. All those people in that vast middle sea have never thought carefully about what they truly believe and where those beliefs take them. As more and more about our world becomes open and known, many of those people will finally (have to, want to) choose. And the world will change when they do.

      Let us hope and pray that all affected will Choose well. 🙂

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  19. Joan says:

    It’s a funny thing patience. I wait patiently to see what God is sending next. Last year, the beginnings of the dissolution of my nearly 50 year marriage, the loss of all income, needing public assistance and a beautiful daughter who ran away with a boyfriend she knew only six weeks. This year she is home and pregnant and in the hospital with a massive infection. I have been evicted and found a place to live which turns out to be condemned so I have to move again. I’m really being patient, really. But I’m almost 70 and I may not live long enough to be much more patient…. But you know what I’ve learned? God always answers your prayers when you pray for humility. Sooooo, I’m changing my prayer petition to please let me outlive the patience process so that I can experience the calm that comes at a job well done. Or… Take me now, Lotd, today would be a good day. I’ll intercede from heaven. That is, if my patience was real and not some prideful self-absorbed namby .pamby, that’s probably what it is, . Like Emiy Litella of SNL fame says- never mind. Now I just gave everybody a chance to practice your patience. You’re welcome! LOL thanks for listening. You just can’t make this stuff up, PS the dog is still alive and well

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    • Beckita says:

      God bless you, Joan. Prayers for you and for all of us as we practice patience while waiting on the Lord. To Whom else could we ever go?

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    • moreen67 says:

      Joan I just said a prayer for you and your situation. God bless you always! Maureen

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    • zeniazenia says:

      Dear Joan,
      The third chapter of Colossians seems to be a response to our problem of being fed lies, day in and day out. Here are a few verses from that chapter.
      5 Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: fornication, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. 6 On account of these the wrath of God is coming. 7 In these you once walked, when you lived in them. 8 But now put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and foul talk from your mouth. 9 Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old nature with its practices 10 and have put on the new nature, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator. 11 Here there cannot be Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scyth’ian, slave, free man, but Christ is all, and in all. 12 Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassion, kindness, lowliness, meekness, and patience, 13 forbearing one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. 14 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. 15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful.’ 😊
      I am praying in a very heartfelt thankful way this Lent for all here who need good basic housing. He has heard our prayer. – love ZJ

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    • Mick says:

      Joan, I will pray for you, your daughter, and your grandbaby.

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    • jlynnbyrd says:

      Joan, I am praying for you and yours. You’ve had much to offer up. Bless you. ❤

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    • justsayin392 says:

      And you still have your delightful sense of humor! God bless you!

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    • dianebelvs says:

      God Bless You Joan. You’re in my prayers.

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    • rpaw68 says:

      Prayers up Joan…

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    • singingjuls says:

      God bless you Joan in this trying time you are going through. Prayers flying up to Mary and the angels and saints for you in the challenges you are facing. Keep that sense of humor you have and trust in Christ who is carrying you through. PS I’m glad the dog is still alive and well. lol 😉

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  20. privs says:

    Amen!

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  21. theresa129 says:

    Thank you Beckita! 💜

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  22. CrewDog says:

    We better have trust in GOD ’cause ………… ;-(
    As I recall, Congress first held hearings and posted studies of the dangers of natural and human threats to the Grid in 2004. Since then more Reports-n-Books-n-Studies have proliferated and … NOTHING!!! …. Obama & Gang frittered away 9 TRILLION $$$$$ over 8 YEARS and a small % of that could have hardened the Grid but ….. NOTHING!!! …. and NO ONE will ever be held accountable for the Fraud, Waste & Dereliction. I have no other reasonabe explanation besides satanic influence. The EU is in equally bad shape…….. and Rome!!???

    “Pentagon: Russia, China Able to Launch Catastrophic Cyber Attacks on U.S. Infrastructure for Next 10 Years”
    http://freebeacon.com/national-security/pentagon-russia-china-able-launch-catastrophic-cyber-attacks-u-s-infrastructure-next-10-years/

    GOD SAVE ALL HERE!!

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  23. Elizabeth says:

    Thank you Beckita. Such peace comes from reading this poem. And thank you for the reminder of what Our Lady ask of us in prayer.

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  24. Theresa Tamborine says:

    Ah, CrewDog but God is going to save us all here with Our Lady and The Rescue. She will
    Triumph over Satan (and cyber stuff)!

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  25. mellensequoia says:

    Still here, Beckita, reading all your posts…waiting patiently even though not commenting. There seems little to say right now. Waiting…..

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  26. justsayin392 says:

    Oh Beckita, Never truer, never more surely resonating the echo…just this week at a fellow Serran’s funeral, during the bountiful quiet before the liturgy began, this same theme spoke to my heart. I had learned only minutes before outside the church that an officer vacancy would now be filled, And earlier in the week that another officer vacancy would be filled, both on the lip of impending ‘deadlines’ – Meanwhile, as Christ crucified on the particular crucifix before me seemed to almost lean forward into His knees, in the artist’s rendition of total surrender, I heard ‘In the FULLNESS of My time.’ How elegant. How profound. How tender His touch. Our Creator so honors us that He wills the fullest grace, the deepest communion, the most glorious Easter for each of us – knowing it bursts forth only after our darkest personal Calvary /tomb time. Divine Mercy & Flame of Love ARE for THIS time.

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  27. justsayin392 says:

    Bad case of the ‘dufus’ this evening – meant to remark that when we think we’re caught in a spider’s web of intractable ‘waiting’, we’re closest to Jesus crucified, suspended between heaven and earth.

    Yes, the armies of clarity versus the throngs of confusion ARE declaring themselves behind every bolder banners. For me, the constant surprise is witnessing the faces revealed from behind the discarded masks. But that only goes to prove that one left wearing a mask at the ball will prowl unnoticed, having convinced his followers he doesn’t even exist.

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  28. Karen says:

    Standing by, Beckita…..and simultaneously stepping, mostly small ones with the occasional stride without me realizing it…..may the ‘weight’ be worth it in His Holy and Divine Will!

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  29. Starshine says:

    For, me, it feels right not to follow or be part of any particular website, but only to follow Jesus. At this point in my life, this gives me PEACE. God bless.

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  30. naisy says:

    “Give Our Lord the benefit of believing that his hand is leading you, and accept the anxiety of feeling yourself in suspense and incomplete.”
    I love that, and it felt like a direct hit to my heart.

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  31. singingjuls says:

    Beckita, your timing couldn’t be more perfect. God has blessed you with a unique way of using your words to speak to each of us in where we are on this journey. Right now I’m feeling like we’re in the eye of a storm. I’ve been fighting my own personal demons as many of us are. Coming to this blog and hearing about everyone’s trials and triumphs both humbles and encourages me. Patient trust. How appropriate for these times. I will be meditating on this one for a long while. May God bless you and keep you.

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  32. vkmir3 says:

    This site is definitely an oasis in the desert. Beckita and team, thank you for continuing to bless us with writings that seem to come to us just at the right time. During this Lenten season, I continue to hear over and over again that it is essential that we continue to encounter Jesus and the necessity to call on the Holy Spirit and the Blessed Mother to help us deepen our relationship with Him. I am working on it as I believe it IS essential.

    Our parish was blessed to begin our Lenten season with a two night mission with Steve Ray. What an inspiration he is and his knowledge of scripture unbelievable! The Lord is equipping us to speak God’s love and mercy to all in these times of unrest and unbelief. God bless all here and thank you for your comments. I hold you all and your intentions in my prayers daily.

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  33. Patricia Mcelroy says:

    Amen!! Day by day minute by minute He is always working with us and for us …Thanks be to God!

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