Sunday, December 5, 2021

Spiritual Quote of the Day (Fr. Ronald Knox, on God and ‘The Love That Waits’)

“The world… does not understand the love that waits, any more than the love that weeps. It is so impressed with the feeling that this and that needs doing here and now that it cannot wait for God’s signal; cannot realize that He has His own way and His own time for doing things; and, in consequence, a great deal of activity is wasted in overlapping, and misdirected effort, and fussiness.” —English Catholic priest, theologian, radio broadcaster, and author of detective stories Ronald Knox (1888-1957), October 1936 sermon on St. Mary Magdalene, quoted in Rev. James V. Schall, S.J., “On Sitting Down and Waiting,” in Idylls and Rambles: Lighter Christian Essays (1994)

Waiting: the appropriate activity for this Advent season of preparation…

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