"Waiting is essential to the spiritual life.
But waiting as a disciple of Jesus is not an empty waiting.
It is a waiting with a promise in our hearts
that makes already present what we wait for.
We are always waiting,
but we are waiting in the conviction
that we have already seen God's footsteps.
Waiting for God is an active, alert-
When we wait in expectation,
our whole beings are open to be surprised by joy.
It is this joyful expectation of God's coming
that offers vitality to our lives."
This joyful expectation.
So much joy in these days.