Advance laughing

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Dare to
advance  
in the love
which has
redeemed [you]…
and to laugh at
the preposterous
idea of
“worthiness.”

–Thomas Merton

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The slow work of God

3611951_orig copy 2Above 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 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. Above all, trust in the slow work of God, our loving vine-dresser.

–Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
(1881 – 1955)

Love empowers change

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Most of us were taught that God would love us if and when we change. In fact, God loves you so that you can change. What empowers change, what makes you desirous of change is the experience of love. It is that inherent experience of love that becomes the engine of change.

―Richard Rohr

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A love that makes us better

The only people who get any better
are those who know,
that if they don’t get any better,
God will love them anyway.

–Steve Brown

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