Above all, trust in the slow work of God. We are quite naturally
impatient in everything to reach the end without delay. We would 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. Above all,
trust in the slow work of God, our loving vine-dresser.
By Pierre Teilhard de Chardin