on advent – iii

waiting is present;
not simply a past recalled.
“time” is beyond us.



2 Peter 3:8-9a
New Revised Standard Version

But do not ignore this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like one day. The Lord is not slow about his promise, as some think of slowness,

2 Esdras 5:41-44
New Revised Standard Version
Why Successive Generations Have Been Created

41 I said, “Yet, O Lord, you have charge of those who are alive at the end, but what will those do who lived before me, or we, ourselves, or those who come after us?”

42 He said to me, “I shall liken my judgment to a circle; just as for those who are last there is no slowness, so for those who are first there is no haste.”

4Then I answered and said, “Could you not have created at one time those who have been and those who are and those who will be, so that you might show your judgment the sooner?”

44 He replied to me and said, “The creation cannot move faster than the Creator, nor can the world hold at one time those who have been created in it.”

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