Waiting

by Richard on October 31, 2007

It isn’t easy, is it?

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1

Paul Martin 10.31.07 at 5:15 pm

I think I know what this is about.

Hopefully, the wait will bring a nice reward at the end.

I expect to be in same boat in a year’s time.

2

Mark 10.31.07 at 8:15 pm

No, it isn’t. As Inigo said, “I hate waiting.”

3

Kim 11.01.07 at 11:16 am

Hey, hang on, Richard, Advent - which is all about “waiting” - is still a month away!

Apparently we spend 8.5% of our lives waiting: life as a queue in Tesco’s.

But, like a guru, you present us in five words with the great metaphysical enigma: What is the “now”, and what is the present moment for?

What is real
About us all is that each of us is waiting.
- W. H. Auden

For what? For God or Godot?

The key is that waiting does not become boredom, anxiety, or resignation, that it remains focussed, patient, expectant, hopeful. One thing is for sure: if it is true that the gospel is apocalyptic through and through, then waiting - attendre - goes to the heart of faith.

4

paul 11.01.07 at 3:52 pm

Waiting!!!!!!!!!!!!! where ever you and the family go may god go with you.
From someone who understands

5

malc 11.02.07 at 7:49 pm

I have a book so I can wait….

6

J 11.04.07 at 11:09 pm

No it isn’t. No, it isn’t.

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