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.
Judith Cebula directs the Center for Faith and Vocation at Butler University. It is an initiative dedicated to religious pluralism and to helping students discover unique lives of purpose, meaning and contribution.
Judith came to Butler in 2003 after a nearly 15-year career in daily newspaper journalism, including ten years as a religion writer for The Indianapolis Star and The Indianapolis News. A native of Cincinnati, she is a graduate of Indiana University in journalism and history and is now completing a master’s degree inhistory at Butler. Her research is on the history of two urban Indianapolis Catholic monasteries. Judith, her husband Mike Redmond, and their daughter Elizabeth are members of St. Thomas Aquinas parish in Indianapolis. They live in downtown Indianapolis.