The seed has been planted

December 13

“The secret of waiting is that the seed has been planted, that something
has begun.”

-Henri J. M. Nouwen


For Reflection

Why do you think knowledge of the planted seed holds the “secret” to waiting? Consider this quote in light of the quote of Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger. What seed was planted in Mary? What seeds exemplified her period of waiting (consider what you learned through other quotes)? Identify some of the seeds that have been planted in you during this
time of spiritual waiting?

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