This Sunday is the first Sunday in Advent: the waiting time between Ordinary Time and Christmas Time.
The Church teaches that Advent is a time of waiting, anticipation, expectation, joy and preparation for the coming of Jesus, the promised messiah. A season of looking forward to something wonderful – the promise of the ages. And so it is.
“Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. “Couldn’t you men keep watch with me for one hour?” he asked Peter.” (Matthew 26:40).
To wait is to stand in reverence and awe of the present, of the Presence. God lives only in the present. God knows no time.
It is I who live in the confines of time, not God.
It is I who am bound by the past and lured by the future.
God is and gives only in the present.
There is nothing better.