Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord.
7 Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord. Consider the farmer who waits patiently for the coming of rain in the fall and spring, looking forward to the precious fruit of the earth. 8 You also must wait patiently, strengthening your resolve, because the coming of the Lord is near. 9 Don’t complain about each other, brothers and sisters, so that you won’t be judged. Look! The judge is standing at the door!
10 Brothers and sisters, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord as an example of patient resolve and steadfastness.
"Illuminating Ministry" provides an opportunity for church leaders and those in ministerial formation to engage in community and prayer. By focusing on seven distinct charisms or values of Benedictine spirituality and basing its prayer movement on "lectio divina, " this journal inspires theological reflection on one's own life and ministry. "Illuminating Ministry, " which promotes spiritual companioning in groups, becomes an exceptional tool for exploring and renewing one's call to ministry through the following features:
Seven chapters written by pastoral ministers and the director of ministerial formation at Saint John's School of Theology? Seminary Stories from the authors that illuminate the experience of their ministries Beautiful illuminations from "The Saint John's Bible" presented in full color with corresponding Scripture verses Authors? reflections on the charisms as well as the Scripture text related to the images Spaces to record responses to reflection questions and pages to write personal thoughts, feelings, and prayers inspired by the "lectio divina" process