waiting in line / waiting for a bus / waiting at the airport departure lounge / waiting for a friend / lady-in-waiting / waiting room
All these Waitings carry different states of emotions, depending on the circumstances & expectations. If you are like me, you would find most of these challenging as I am by nature impatient and want things done expediently.
In this year of craziness, with the pandemic, politics, race issues raging around us, I have had to consider how I want to spend each day. Do I wait in frustration for things to go back to normal? do I allow the anxieties to overtake my thoughts and behaviour? do I despair for lost opportunities? or am I able to take each day as a gift to do a little better?
During Advent, we wait in joy, in hope, and in anticipation for the wonderful event we are about to experience—the feast of Christmas, the coming of Christ into our lives in new ways, the return of Christ in glory at the end of time. As the Church, we wait during Advent and look forward to celebrating the fact that God loves us so much that he sent his Son into the world to save us. This waiting is far from empty; rather, it is full of the hope that God promises us as we prepare for Christ in the feast of Christmas.
D Todd Williamson, Advent Waiting, Loyola Press
How has your November been? What are you hoping for in December?