If we do not wait patiently in expectation for God’s coming in glory, we start wandering around, going from one little sensation to another. Our lives get stuffed with newspaper items, television stories, and gossip. Then our minds lose the discipline of discerning between what leads us closer to God and what doesn’t, and our hearts lose their spiritual sensitivity. . .When Paul asks us to wake from sleep, he says, Let us live decently as in the light of day. . .Let your armor be the Lord Jesus Christ and stop worrying about how your disordered natural inclinations may be fulfilled (Roman 13:13-14). When we have the Lord to look forward to, we can already experience him in the waiting.
– Henri Nouwen