A philosophy of history

The task we have as observers and learners of history is to be patient. We will err if we compile a series of glances. Jesus Christ works slowly, like a yeast working its way through a whole loaf of bread. We must heave the patience to stare at it in the oven long enough to see that it is rising. Look at it just a moment and you may conclude that God is dead, the yeast is killed, and Jesus is still in the grave. We must learn to look long enough that we see that he is alive. That the loaf doubles in size would not come as such a surprise if we were to read the recipe once more.