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.
With more than two million copies of his books in print, Anthony de Mello remains one of the world's most popular spiritual guides. In "Contact with God," he draws upon his persuasive lectures and personal parables to guide readers through their own spiritual retreats. Nowhere is Anthony de Mello's characteristic warmth and insight more evident than in the series of talks he gave while guiding retreats. Known throughout the world as one of the foremost religious guides, de Mello offers here the transcripts from his beloved lectures, inspiring readers going on retreat and including suggestions for how to get the most out of the retreat experience. In "Contact with God" (reissued and available for the first time from Image), he intersperses his descriptions of various types of prayer with stories from his own life, as well as the thought-provoking parables for which he is best known.