1 Corinthians 13:4b
Love is patient, love is kind.
HOW IS YOUR PATIENCE?
I don’t know about you, but I struggle with patience. I want things done right now and if something takes time to complete, I get impatient. Pinwheels on my phone or computer frustrate me.
Patience is something that many of us have trouble with. From driving on the Expressway and coming to a long line of traffic at Howard or Dougall, and knowing you’re going to be late for that appointment. Then you arrive at METRO to pick up a few things, but have to wait in a long queue at the check-out. We become annoyed and irritated at delays like this. We get worked up—we become very impatient.
Impatience seems to be a national characteristic. It is as if we are continually being groomed toward demanding things our way in our time. We live on fast food, we have come to expect same day or at the worst next day delivery, we have information available at our fingertips with lightning speed. Not exactly a recipe for developing patience.
Patience: 1. enduring pain, trouble, etc., without complaining. 2. calmly tolerating delay, confusion, etc. 3. diligent; persevering
—Webster’s New World Dictionary