Waiting is a fitting realization for this season. Advent season for us Catholics is to wait in joy for the savior. Today, I was given the much needed lesson of waiting.
There are a lot of things we want so much to be in control with. When matters of dispute arise, we wish to settle things immediately. There is no saying that’s wrong, but oh the anxiety when we fail to resolve what we wish to resolve right away. After all the actions we’ve taken and nothing seems to have worked, where giving up is not an option, we are left with one thing, to wait.
We’re uncomfortable with waiting, because it appears to be inaction on our part. We are impatient, and we are anxious because of the uncertainty at the end of our waiting, and because of the burden of many other unfortunate events that may come. But only if we trust the virtue of waiting do we lay our minds in peace, free from burdensome thoughts, free from anxiety. Trust that things will eventually fall in its right place, and to simply wait in joyful hope.
Waiting is like seeing a hazy horizon ahead — there’s no way of saying how near or far you are from the horizon, yet it gives you something to hope for.