On this Advent Monday we are edging closer to Christmas. There’s 12 days to go! Twelve days may seem short (looking at our to-do lists) or long (waiting for packages to arrive – in time?) Whatever the case may be, liturgically we are still in waiting mode. Patience required!
Patience is not an easy endeavor. Navigating our lives with patience is even harder.
“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 : )
Photo: Banff National Park, Canada