Tuesday, September 30, 2008

God’s work habits

Why is it that some people’s work is never convenient to others? There are some battles that are never won even though they must be fought, mountains of work to one person that might seem like molehills to another. The tasks that might appear insurmountable to one, might, to someone else, be something that could be left until the tomorrow that never comes….and so the pile of ironing grows until the point when it becomes a late night necessity if there is to be something to wear the following day…

There is, of course, the saying, ‘Make hay while the sun shines’ and ‘Never put off until tomorrow that which could be done today’. It is easier said than done! The theory is much simpler than the practice… There is always a good excuse that can be found to delay the dreadful moment of tackling an unpleasant job.

Yet think, for a moment, of the chiselling away that God does in my life. He does not always mould me into the person he wants me to be at a time that is convenient to my own schedule. He works according to his own unique timetable, which seems interminable on some occasions and then rather too rapid at others. The trouble is that he is dealing with eternity, which is rather different from our concepts, which are limited to time.

And so, God will work steadily and unendingly until I have become exactly who he knew me to be from all eternity. He does not sleep, even if I need to do so!

God bless,
Sr. Janet