Thursday, May 15, 2008


May 15, 2008

“Wait passionately for God.”
--Psalm 37:34, The Message

I would like to become an expert at “waiting”. I don’t mean the kind of waiting that involves being dissatisfied with the present and yearning for something better in the future. Quite the opposite. I want to be the kind of “waiter” who is perfectly content to stay exactly in the present -- to hang around to see what happens, to peacefully pass the time as life unfolds. I want to wait in the sense of being constantly in readiness for whatever the Universe has prepared. Like a good waiter, I want to “wait upon” the Universe (instead of little “me”) -- to serve its “needs”, to be in attendance on it. I want to “wait on” the present moment the way I might pay a visit to a very special person. And I want to do all this passionately. I want to wait with fervor for the next great miracle, which will unfold in the very next moment. Waiting should be my passion. Instead of always doing, dashing, starting out, sallying forth, proceeding, and advancing, I need to wait. If someone asks me what I do, I can say, “I wait.”

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