As the Christmas season goes into full swing with mad dashes to buy gifts and planning for end of year holiday parties, we enter the Second week of Advent. This period of time call for us to reflect on our life journeys a bit deeper. As important as it is to think of the needs of others, it’s also helpful to tend to the health of one’s own soul.
I myself am enduring a period where extreme patience is necessary. I’m currently struggling with a personal issue that’s been a nuisance for a couple months. I’m hopingl to finally have the answers I’m seeking in a week’s time, yet this period of waiting is a little irritating. In this period of uncertainty, I need to remind myself that there is a plan for everything. Patience is absolutely necessary, especially during stressful times.
I feel that waiting for the birth of Christ calls for us to recognize that while it’s difficult to wait, the gift of patience will bring about total peace of mind. To live with inner peace is what we’re all called to have in our daily lives.