Waiting is very hard for most of us. I suppose we human beings have always been in a hurry, but modern people, especially, seem to want what they want, when they want it. We
This week's Gospel: john 1:6-8, 19-28:
Today's gospel reading is about the importance of giving witness. The role of John the Baptist was to testify to the light that is Christ. John the Baptist said he was not the Messiah. His baptism and his preaching were to prepare for the Messiah, one far greater than John. It is the coming of the Messiah that the entire world awaits. Waiting requires patience on our part, and becoming prepared for the one who is coming. How are we preparing to celebrate Jesus' coming this Christmas as the Messiah? What kindness can we give to others this week to show that we are ready? Pray to the Spirit to know what your work in the world is.