“Give us grace and strength to forbear and to persevere… give us courage…..
and the quiet mind…..”
[Robert Louis Stevenson]

“Perhaps the greatest test of character and conscience is the commitment it takes to stay at something even when nothing seems to be happening as a result” Joan Chittister writes in The Monastic Way. “That time is seeding time. That time is waiting time. That time is growing time.
And nothing at all will grow – personal, social, or intellectual – without it.”

May we be blessed to be present to the moments of each day when we pause and give thanks for the seemingly unmoving parts of our lives.