Of course this has been a recurrent theme in my life recently. Both what my friend wrote to me the other day about how we do not become saints overnight and the reflection on the parable fo the merciful father and how the Father runs to the son while he was still a good way off have this theme as their basis. Again, the fervorino I heard from Vatican radio one morning comes to mind... today beter than yesterday, tomorrow better than today. And isn't that just another way of saying "step by step." Or, if you know that sappy movie "Brother Sun, Sister Moon" (not at all historically accurate but still entertaining), the song by Donavan is appropriate too
"If you want your dream to be,
take your time go slowly.
Small beginnings, greater ends,
heartfelt work grows purely.
If you want to live life free,
take your time, go slowly.
Do few things but do them well,
simple joys are holy.
Day by day, stone by stone,
build your secret slowly.
Day by day you'll grow too.
You'll know heaven's glory."
I told you it was a sappy song, but actually kind of deep, huh?
Well I must off. Lord, give us the patience we need to let you make us into saints. Help us to live your truth day by day, step by step, not looking for successes but faithfulness to your call. Amen. Doxa su Kyrie! Doxa su!