Sunday, Nov 21, 2004: “Waiting”

St. Mark’s Adult Education Meeting Summary

Session Three: “Finding My Way Home,” by Henri J. M. Nouwen

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Discussion Led By Mike Kreutzer

Sunday, November 21, 2004


The Path of Waiting


GROUP DISCUSSION:  Active vs. passive waiting.  Consider the situations of waiting for an operation,  waiting to get a new job, or waiting to hear if you have cancer or some other incurable disease.  It can be difficult to be a passive type person in certain situations as was suggested.  Can one be considered passively waiting while at a stop light.  In Zorba the Greek there is an interesting story about waiting.  Waiting together or as a group can be better in many circumstances.  Being with hospice patients in their last days can be a very special waiting period.  For “active” waiting  one believes that this moment is “the” moment and must be fully present in time.