#ADVENT – Patience, Patience, Patience!

On this 11th day of Advent, Virginia is contemplating patience as a discipline (not an easy thing for impatient redheads…)

“Patience is a hard discipline. It is not just waiting until something happens over which we have no control: the arrival of the bus, the end of the rain, the return of a friend, the resolution of a conflict. Patience is not a waiting passivity until someone else does something. Patience asks us to live the moment to the fullest, to be completely present to the moment, to taste the here and now, to be where we are. When we are impatient we try to get away from where we are. We behave as if the real thing will happen tomorrow; later and somewhere else. Let’s be patient and trust that the treasure we look for is hidden in the ground on which we stand.” Henri Nouwen

grace, peace & PATIENCE

Virginia : )

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4 Responses to #ADVENT – Patience, Patience, Patience!

  1. Mark Kranich says:

    Reading “The Patience of God” chapter in Stephen Charnock’s classic book, “The Existence and Attributes of God” is both thoroughly convicting and wonderfully encouraging. Highly recommended.

  2. arlene says:

    I love Henri Nouwen. I have some of his books.

    • Virginia says:

      Arlene, as a HUGE Henri Nouwen groupie I have almost all of his books (& collections from others of his writings.) His Daily Bread for the Journey has been a favorite daily devotional for 20+ years… Much love and hugs to you! 🙂

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