How many of you are not fond of waiting or maybe even tired of waiting? I guess for sometime you also found yourself humming to the tune of "Waiting in Vain". Maybe, just like me, you also grow impatient while waiting.
Waiting for what?! Well, it can be as simple as waiting in line, waiting for someone, or waiting for some clues and sign. Whatever it is that you are waiting for, I suggest you read this blog post and pick a lesson or two from an original piece written by a Jesuit priest.
Last year,in one of my official sole searching soul trips, I decided to take a 3 day self-directed Silent Retreat at the Jesuit Retreat House in Cebu City. Before the end of my soul searching, my retreat director Fr.Helly gave me an interesting article to read for added reflection. It was a very appropriate piece especially since the theme of my retreat was "Waiting in the Crossroad with Christ".
I hope you can learn something by reading the article below ---The Sacrament of Waiting by Fr. James Donelan, S.J.
May it change your perspective about waiting and touch your life too.
Let me know what you think and leave a comment too. <3
The Sacrament of Waiting by Fr. James Donelan, S.J.
Everyday is filled with those little moments of waiting—testing our patience and our nerves, schooling us in our self-control—pasensya na lang. We wait for meals to be served, for a letter to arrive, for a friend, concerts and circuses. Our airline terminals, railway stations, and bus depots are temples of waiting filled with men and women who wait in joy for the arrival of a loved one—or wait in sadness to say goodbye and to give that last wave of hand. We wait for birthdays and vacations; we wait for Christmas. We wait for spring to come or autumn—for the rains to begin or stop.