We seek to be intimately united with Christ, but the consolations and fervor of our Christian vocation can come and go. Sometimes we may feel the lack of God’s presence and wonder why, in spite of God’s love for us, we still feel tired, alone, hungry or longing.
We should not condemn this feeling of lack. It is the source of our desire for God. Wisdom is knowing that nothing but God can fulfill it. We may get bored with waiting. We want to busy ourselves with work, devotions, relationships or consumption of food and material goods. But even now in summer, as the Advent seasons of the past have taught us, waiting is itself a holy act. Waiting acknowledges that we are powerless to save ourselves.
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