The way I see it, what happens to individuals and families in the CARE for AIDS program is truly a miracle. The divine intervention it takes to transform a life so fully is undeniable, and it amazes me to think about how these miracles take place over the course of the eight months clients are in our programs, and even beyond that time frame. GK Chesterton, one of my favorite authors, writes about miracles in his book The Everlasting Man;
“An event is not any more intrinsically intelligible or unintelligible because of the pace at which it moves. For a man who does not believe in a miracle, a slow miracle would be just as incredible as a swift one.”
This slow process of transformation is a miracle, and it is no less remarkable than a healing or an immediate conversion. Its pace does not determine its worth or miraculous-ness.
This quote by Chesterton is applicable not only to our CARE for AIDS programs, but to our own lives. It makes me sit back and evaluate my life and faith from a different perspective. What slow miracles is the Lord working in my small world, little by little, each day?
I think it is worth taking some time to slow down this week and ask for discernment and insight into what slow miracles that we are part of, and to thank the Lord for the art of process and transformation!