Waiting...

"Waiting for the wind." (From The works of Living World @ STARNET ZONE (Mashiko, 2006))A friend of mine is on retreat for triduum, and sends a terse note that she is "Waiting..." We wait in many ways: like at the dentist's office, or there's waiting like at the DMV, waiting like a kid at Xmas, waiting like a cat at a mouse hole, or waiting like how? None of my images here is apt--to what does one liken the waiting of Holy Saturday? Waiting like for the sound of a lover's keys at the front door? Or....

Lisa Fullam is professor of moral theology at the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley. She is the author of The Virtue of Humility: A Thomistic Apologetic (Edwin Mellen Press).

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