Louth, 13rd July 2008
Dear borthers and sisters,
Let me tell a word about patience.
There are probably a lot of good people in your and in my life who are sowing good things in us.
It is God himself who is sowing through the people less or more effectively in our life.
But sometimes we can have an impression that our life doesn’t improve.
Sometimes we fell we are worse than 5 years ago.
Sometimes we see we are not better then our friends who don’t believe in God.
And we ask: is this seed really one good?
Despite all feelings and all facts, in the name of the word of God I'd like to say:
The prophet Isaiah says in the name of God:
“As the rain and snow come down from the heavens and do not return there… so the word that goes from my mouth does not return to me empty”.
“The one who received the seed in rich soil is the man hears the word and understands it, he is the one who yields a harvest and produces now a hundredfold, now sixty now thirty”.
If you sow today, probably you won’t see harvest tomorrow, not tomorrow.
The fact that you are here, in the church, praying to God and listening to his word, this reality is just a kind of fruit. And your parents, grandparents, friends and relatives, saints and angels are looking from heaven and they are saying today:
“It was worthy to be patient. Our seed fell very well.”