Tag: Patience

Yoked, not burdened

Yoked, not burdened

| Liz Kelly | September 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Some years ago I developed this little habit when traveling alone: When boarding an airplane or a train, I would ask the Lord to give me the least desirable seat, the one no one else wanted, next to the crying baby, for example. I cannot count how many times I have been seated next to a young mother traveling with a small child.

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Advent

Advent

| November 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

We don’t like waiting for anything — for traffic lights, for weight loss or even commercials that interrupt our favorite shows.

This contemporary abhorrence of waiting stands in stark contrast to Mary. Her graceful patience is something to consider, especially as Catholics begin the prayerful preparation of Advent.

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Waiting in the midst of a culture that does not want us to wait

Waiting in the midst of a culture that does not want us to wait

| November 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

If you’re old enough to remember Mr. Rogers, whose “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” children’s program ran on public television for years, you may remember his song, “Let’s think of something to do while we’re waiting.”

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Let us be men and women of hope

Let us be men and women of hope

| March 27, 2014

“I pray that this experience will purify us in such a way so as to be more compassionate and understanding, enabling us to be better prepared to reach out, as Pope Francis says, to those who are on the periphery, on the margins.”

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