Educating for the Lived Gospel #247

Our soul waits for the LORD;
he is our help and shield. (Ps 33:20)

When the going is tough, it is easy to feel isolated. The use of the plural pronoun binds us together. The reality is that we each ‘come undone’ and are in need of assistance. Rather than being unusual this is to be embraced. Yet, it is not ‘on tap’. We must be patient and wait, possibly to hear the ‘still, small voice’ (1 Kings 19:12). This statement of faith and hope rings true across the millennia.

Our task is to guide the young people in our care to have faith and to have patience. This is countercultural in our ‘now’ world. The beauty of faith and patience is that they help us to step back from the demands and worries of the world. They help to give us a fresh perspective. Rather than be tossed one way and another by life’s demands and worries, faith and patience give young people the space to be and to grow into everything God gifted them. No small gift.

Have a great week!
Patrick

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