One of my IHM sisters just told me this quote as we walked home from Mass of the First Sunday of Advent:

“She also serves who sits and waits.”

The homily was about how waiting and anticipation are good things, even though in our society we often rush, rush, rush. She said how many of our sisters said this when sisters were waiting to speak with the superior. Isn’t it a great thought? … that by our waiting we are serving.