Waiting for a knock upon the door.

from T.S. Eliot – The Waste Land on Rap Genius

Meaning

waiting for a knock upon the door.

alludes the account in John’s Gospel of the period of time Christ’s burial and before the resurrection when the Apostles were held up and feared they would be the next targets. So they waited for the knock upon the door—equally in faith that Christ, resurrected would be return as was foretold and dreading it the knock would be the Roman authorities.

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