I like your development of a theme of hope, love, faith, waiting in these last three posts. Waiting can very hard, but waiting is very much an essential part of these virtues.I'd guess that waiting is living out the present moment, as fully and faithfully as possible, with confidence that the future blossoming into the present from moment to moment is the revelation of God's will and profound love.Thank you for food for thought!
You are most welcome, Robert, and thank you for your beautiful and insightful comments. Waiting and patience go together, I think, and the word patience has the Latin word meaning suffering as its root. We must be willing to suffer faithfully and hopefully in this world even as Our Blessed Lord and Our Lady suffered so that we, too, may forever leave suffering behind when we enter Heaven where true Love dwells eternally.