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The Sacrament Of Waiting (Reflection) Essay

875 words - 4 pages

“Anyone who has loved knows how much waiting goes into it – how much waiting is important for love to grow, to flourish through a lifetime.”

The homily of Fr. James Donelan is over all a piece about the beauty of waiting. It explains not only about waiting on the simple things in life such as waiting for the meals to be served or waiting for our first job, but it also expounds about waiting as a bigger aspect such as waiting for your true love or waiting to say goodbye. He first explained that everyday is filled with little moments of waiting. Then, he tells us about current philosophies about seizing the day for life is short that would actually have us forget the need for patience and ...view middle of the document...

The definition of love is definitely parallel to time. Like the quote says, “…for love to grow, to flourish through a lifetime.” When you love someone, you would understand why love is nurtured. You can’t just have a committed relationship with your friend, and then marry him all at once. There should be a time period in between for the both of you to know each other and to know if he/she is the one you want to spend the rest of your life with. According to Joan Morgan, there are 5 ways to nurture love: respect, touch, communication, compromise and attentiveness. With these 5 steps, it is evident that love is never rushed. It takes a lot of waiting, time and patience for you to understand your partner. With that, when you truly fathom the true meaning of waiting in parallel with time, your love for your partner will grow and flourish for a lifetime.

In reading the text, I used certain strategies: 1). Pre-Reading: First, I previewed the material I was going to read. I skimmed and scanned through the piece just so I could first get a feel of what the text implies. I skipped through the whole text to read just the important parts. I didn’t try to think hard while reading so that I could first get a grasp of what the text wants to say in a broader view. Lastly, I...

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