patience in experience

patience in experience

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patience. pasensya.

“The word patience comes from the Latin verb patior which means “to suffer.”  Waiting patiently is suffering through the present moment, tasting it to the full, and letting the seeds that are sown in the ground on which we stand grow into strong plants.  Waiting patiently always means paying attention to what is happening right before our eyes…” – nouwen

Last week at mass, Fr. Carl said something during his homily, that has stuck with me since. He said, “We must be mindful and ask ourselves, are we able to see and experience God in the moments of everyday? or are we constantly waiting for big miracles to happen, for us to trust in God?”

Patience in the little moments, patience in the miracles, and yes, living every moment as if it were a miracle. To be alive! Life is a miracle – yeah, it gets yucky and unfavorable at times when situations don’t turn out as we would desire, but truly experiencing the present moment, surrounded by the people that you [we] are surrounded by…I would venture to say, that is miracle and an experience of God in itself.

Just throwin’ it out there. But really, we are challenged to ask ourselves that very question:

“Am I able to see and experience God in the moments of everyday? Or am I constantly waiting for big miracles to happen, for me to trust in God?”

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