Wait for the LordWe are waiting for the Lord like the farmer from today鈥檚 second reading from the letter of St. James:   鈥淏e patient 鈥 think of a farmer how patiently he waits for the precious fruit of the ground.  鈥 You too have to be patient; do not lose heart, because the Lord鈥檚 coming will be soon.鈥漇everal months ago we received the gift of avocados, and I kept the stone to see if it would grow into a tree.  I was told how to plant it 鈥 that half the stone must be above water; while half must be covered with water, so I took a plastic container with a lid, in which I cut a hole the same size as my avocado stone, and I filled the container with water.  The stone was secure in the hole, half submerged, half dry.  I had done as much as I […]