Tae Kwon Do Master Jeong used to say, "Number one is patience. Number two is patience. Number three is patience."
Lately I have been reading (and struggling with) T.S. Eliot's poem "The Waste Land", largely because a strange character in my latest novel (almost ready to send into the world) suspects it may lead him to solve the mystery of the Holy Grail.
In the Norton Critical Edition of The Waste Land, I encountered this quote from Eliot's Thoughts After Lambeth (1931): “The World is trying the experiment of attempting to form a non-Christian mentality. The experiment will fail; but we must be very patient awaiting its collapse, so that the Faith may be preserved, to renew and rebuild civilization, and save the World from suicide.”