Christmas: The Waiting Is Over

The waiting is over.  The waiting is truly over.

  • The clock stopped
  • The bus arrived
  • The pot is boiling
  • The movie started
  • The bill’s been paid
  • The alarm clock is buzzing
  • Godot is standing in front of you
  • The cat’s out of the bag
  • The light turned green
  • It’s been taken off “the back burner”
  • Your thumbs are now free
  • The curtain’s rising
  • I found a fourth
  • The coin’s been tossed
  • Opportunity has knocked
  • The ship has docked
  • The ice has melted
  • Your time has come
  • The mailman is here
  • The gate’s closing
  • The child made curfew
  • The sun has set
  • It’s 5 o’clock somewhere
  • The check’s arrived

The waiting is truly over.  It’s time.  Time for…

  • Overdue forgiveness toward a friend
  • Overdue forgiveness toward yourself
  • That unsaid word of gratitude
  • That unwritten “thank you” note
  • An emptying of grudges
  • A release of comparisons
  • That awkward confrontation
  • That unread book
  • That dreamt trip never taken
  • That excellence in work you promised yourself yesterday
  • Release of silly, nonproductive thoughts
  • Fulfilling a promise you’ve made
  • The peace and contentment you expect tomorrow

The baby’s been born.  It is time.

About Rev. Joe Jagodensky, SDS.

A Roman Catholic priest since 1980 and member of the Society of the Divine Savior (Salvatorians). www.Salvatorians.com. Serving as Administrator, St. Catherine of Alexandria, 8661 N. 76 Place, Milwaukee, WI. 53223. www.stcatherinemke.org. Six books on the Catholic church and U.S. culture are available on Amazon.com.
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