What’s the difference between a soul that doesn’t reach its potential and one that is undeniably flourishing? Patience.
Good things come to those who wait, and that applies to spiritual life as well. No one is a better example of persevering in patience than Mary, who we honor throughout the month of May.
The next few weeks are an opportunity to go to Mary with our needs, prayer intentions, and struggles–she is always there to lead you closer to her son, Jesus!
Here are a few inspirations that will guide you to invite you to follow Mary’s example this May:
Inspiration from Saint Francis of Assisi!
“Lord, help me to live this day, quietly, easily. To lean upon Thy great strength, trustfully, restfully. To wait for the unfolding of Thy will, patiently, serenely. To meet others, peacefully, joyously. To face tomorrow, confidently, courageously.”
God wants you to dream!
Trying something new requires great patience! What new skill would you love to work on if only you had the patience to stick with it?
Virtue in focus…
Patience is the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble or suffering without getting angry or upset. What are three areas of your life where you’d like to be more patient?
Fr. Bill Cao, Pastor