In this period of waiting, of e x p e c t a t i o n , the words of Henri Nouwen are very appropriate.
« Those who think that they have arrived, have lost their way.
Those who think they have reached their goal, have missed it.
An important part of the spiritual life is to keep longing, waiting, hoping, expecting.
A good criticism, a frustrating day, an empty stomach, or tired eyes might help to reawaken our expectation and deepen our prayer:
« Come, Lord Jesus, come. »
Henri Nouwen, The Genesee Journal, p. 113