What Are We Waiting For?

He was transfigured before their eyes

Mark 9:2
Genesis 22:1-2,9,10-13,15-18; Psalm 116:10,15-19; Romans 8:31-34; Mark 9:2-10

Sermon Week/Year

Second Sunday of Lent, B

Have you ever stopped to think about how much time we spend waiting? In our daily lives, we wait at the bus stop or wait at the traffic light. We wait in line at the supermarket. We wait in line at the bank. We rush to the airport to get there on time, and then we wait. We have waiting lines and waiting lists, and waiting rooms. We wait to get out of school. We wait for our first job and then wait for the promotion. We wait for our children to be born; we wait for them to grow up and leave home so we can have freedom again. And then we wait for them to come back on the holidays. We wait to get married and, in at least half of the marriages of our time, we wait for the divorce to become final. We wait for retirement. And we wait to die.

On another level, we wait for leaders who will…

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