Another inspiring Advent Reading from Henri Nouwen's Advent Meditations:
"I have found it very important to try to let go of my wishes and instead to live in hope... To wait with openness and trust is an enormously radical attitude toward life. It is choosing to hope that something is happening for us that is far beyond our own imaginings. It is giving up control over our future and letting God define our life. It is living with the conviction that God molds us in love, holds us in tenderness, and moves us away from the sources of our fear."