Advent is here! This is a season of waiting but sometimes waiting feels like a waste of time. Deacon Tim Breen, SJ, reflects on how we can grow as we wait. Based on the readings for Sunday, November 27, 2022.
Is it time yet? How about now?
Hi, I’m Deacon Tim Breen, this is my One-Minute Homily.
When we need to wait, how do we spend our time? It’s tempting to fill those moments with busyness: like thinking about tasks to be done, or mindlessly scrolling social media. (Guilty!).
Today, we’re starting Advent, a season all about waiting. Yes, we are looking forward to Christmas, but we’re also invited to be present in the experience of waiting.
Our readings remind us to stay awake and aware: we’re not just waiting mindlessly, but with vigilance.
Jesus reminds us today that God can appear at any point, even when we least expect it. This Advent, we have the opportunity to grow in our vigilance and awareness, so that we are ready to recognize God in the moment, however unexpected it might be.
So, let’s stay present while we wait. Because waiting isn’t a waste. God has something to reveal to us here and now, even in the waiting.