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.