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.
We know Lent is coming. Just after New Year’s Day when the holiday activities are dying down, we briefly recognize that Lent and Easter are just around the corner. Normally, the next time we acknowledge that fact is a week before Easter as we’re all running about trying to make Easter dinner arrangements and wardrobe selections.
Lent is a time of reflection and preparation but, unfortunately, too often we allow our busy lives to take control so that it seems we are teleported straight from New Year’s Day through Lent.
An Inner Journey to Easter is a wonderful way to prepare for Easter. For each day of Lent, there is a short prayer accompanied by a brief glimpse into the author’s thoughts and observations.
A few minutes a day with An Inner Journey to Easter gives you the opportunity to reflect and enrich your Lenten experience.