This week’s episode features my friend, Monica Murphy. She & I had a convo this fall about a long and arduous struggle she went through while seeking a career path. Tune in to hear the grit it took for her to 1) show up to a corporate job that felt brutal for two years, and 2) eventually leave to pursue the career she always felt drawn to but was also avoiding…that she ultimately ends up loving (still confirmed 4 months after this interview😉).
Monica references this poem by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, SJ, that happens to be perfect for Advent and also captures the essence of our convo pretty perfectly.
Above all, trust in the slow work of God.
We are quite naturally impatient in everything to reach the end without delay.
We should like to skip the intermediate stages.
We are impatient of being on the way to something unknown, something new.
And yet it is the law of all progress
that it is made by passing through some stages of instability—
and that it may take a very long time.
And so I think it is with you;
your ideas mature gradually—let them grow,
let them shape themselves, without undue haste.
Don’t try to force them on,
as though you could be today what time
(that is to say, grace and circumstances acting on your own good will)
will make of you tomorrow.
Only God could say what this new spirit
gradually forming within you will be.
Give Our Lord the benefit of believing
that his hand is leading you,
and accept the anxiety of feeling yourself
in suspense and incomplete
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