Living in this century and civilization encourages me to be impatient with lots of people and lots of things. I am getting more and more accustom to pulling up information on my computer NOW, and to planning events months from today NOW. I get used to not having to wait for too much in life. I get used to controlling a lot of my day and when I lose control in some way, my impatience kicks in.
I wish I was as impatient with my relationship with Christ. I want to develop a longing for him that colors all I am and all I do. I wish this was always as important to me as the other projects I give so much time to, but before I become to hard on myself, I do realize that this longing is always the river that runs through my being, no matter what other things I am doing each day. This Advent Moment is a grace, I think, to bring me back to my spiritual senses.
First of all, no matter how much I want to hurry my spiritual growth, that simply does not happen at my beck and call. Even in my impatience for God and for growth, God can teach me and lead me to where I am to be in the here and now of my life. God loves me where I am right now and wants me there. God's grace, as always, will bring me to the next juncture of my life.
"Patience People . . . " God always fulfills the promises made to us. Be at peace.