Of course, during Advent I still shop and sing carols and put Baby Jesus in my manger scene instead of waiting until Christmas Day, but I also take time out each day to slow down and remind myself to be patient. By using the Advent time to wonder and reflect prepares me for whatever the outcome of the waiting will be.
Here are some things I'm waiting and wondering about (in no particular order):
- My writing muse - where has she gone?
- The hostages in Iraq
- The outcome of a legal matter - will it happen before the end of the year (please, God)?
- Am I being called to do/to be something else in my vocation?