[Blessed are all who wait for the Lord.] (Isaiah 30:18d)
This psalm response reminds us of the value of patiently waiting. In Advent we wait expectantly for the Lord’s salvation.
How difficult the virtue of patience can be especially in a world of instant communication, instant access to information, instant entertainment…
What do you have difficulty waiting for? Maybe we get frustrated when superiors are slow to take action, children are slow to respond to guidelines or God is slow in answering our prayers. Use these frustrating moments not as such, but as opportunities to grow in the virtue of patience. Virtues grow when they are tested.
Lord grant me patience. Help me to expectantly await Your gifts and the promise of Your salvation at Christmas.