"It is very hard to tolerate the experience of God
as a purifying absence,
and to keep our hearts open so as to
patiently and reverently prepare His way.
We are tempted to grasp rapid solutions instead...
In our impatient culture,
it has indeed become extremely difficult to see
much salvation in waiting.
the God who saves is not made by human hands...
Only in a patient waiting in expectation
can we slowly break away from our illusions
and pray as the psalmist prayed:
'God, You are my God,
I am seeking You,
my soul is thirsting for You.'"
Show Me The Way:
Readings for Each Day of Lent