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On Patience, Faith and Egrets


Did you know that egrets patiently air for hours, and then in a swift moment, pluck a fish right out of the water? Patiently, they wait. Patience is a special gift. Ache, patience. Waiting is the hardest, most difficult thing for me, for most Americans. We want it now. Now! Now, God/Goddess.

But, I have learned that when I am impatient, which is truly often, if I give the impatience to the great God/Goddess, amazing things transpire. I have waited for and given up waiting for – i.e, money, work, relationships, housing, and electronics, but when they appeared at last, the job, the loft, the relationships is always much more than I hoped for. But these are stories for another day.

I am reminded of one of my favorite quotes from the Bible. “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:30) And in this case, we shall mount up with wings as egrets! And fly. Have a great, fun day.