“Celebrating Advent means being able to wait. Waiting is an art that our impatient age has forgotten. Those who do not know how it feels to anxiously struggle with the deepest questions of life, of their life, and to patiently look forward with anticipation until the truth is revealed, cannot even dream of the splendor of the moment in which clarity is illuminated for them.”
“Whoever does not know the austere blessedness of waiting—that is hopefully doing without—will never experience the full blessing of fulfillment. For the greatest, most profound, tenderest things in the world, we must wait. It happens here not in a storm but according to the divine laws of sprouting, growing, and becoming.” (Dietrich Bonhoeffer)
Let us be patient in life, both for ourselves and others. God is at work, both in the past and in the future. He has a plan!
Tim Seeling, Elder President