A Different Way of Understanding Things

     “We all have to be content with slow progress.  Human beings are like plants.  They grow in stages and those stages can’t be accelerated.  In due time the plants bear their fruit, and with human beings it is much the same.  In the proper time and at the proper pace we grow into what God intended us to become.  Events take place and strangers cross our path that force us to think.  All these things God uses to teach us and suggest a different way of understanding things.  So we grow, gradually, imperceptibly, under the subtle guidance of God’s own spirit.  Being conscious of our success is not important.”

– Excerpted from Joshua by Joseph Girzone