There's a phrase I wish I could ban from church. It's this: “God has a plan.” The only plan I dare to call God’s is to show up when life hurts.
This Advent, I am not going to counsel you to be patient. Instead I say, be impatient. Be impatient for the coming of the reign of love. Be impatient for Christ to reign in glory. Let your impatience fuel your work for justice.