Liturgical Time

Rejoice in patience


The following is a part of the Mass Readings for the Third Sunday of Advent.

Be patient,
sisters and brothers,
until the coming of the Lord.

See how the farmer waits
for the precious fruit of the earth,
being patient with it
until it receives the early and the late rains.

You too must be patient.

Make your hearts firm,
because the coming of the Lord is at hand.

Dare I say,

Let nothing be preferred to the Work of God – Rule of Benedict 43:3

Reference: James 5:7-8