Monday, February 4, 2013
#15—Thank You for Your Patience
26 Expressions of Love and Kindness Plus 1
#15— Thank You for Your Patience
I barely made it through January and the "wind left my sail." The good news is that I had no funerals or visitations to attend this past week. Woo Hoo! Now, it's time to get back to work. At this point I make no promises when I will finish this series, but hopefully, I can get back to a fairly dependable routine and find a way to touch your family.
Today, the expression of love and kindness I would like to suggest is patience. I admit that I chose this topic for selfish reasons because I definitely need a little mercy from you and your gift of patience as I have failed to keep up with the writing schedule I originally proposed. One of the daily verses that come to my email inbox this week was on this very topic:
"A person's wisdom yields patience; it is to one's glory to overlook an offense." Proverbs 19:11 (NIV)
As you can see here, a person's patience is not an indication of what another person deserves, but it is more of a reflection of the character of the person extending the patience. Unfortunately, this verse also condemns me for not being very wise. If I were a wiser person, I would extend more patience. I do not know how I can be so painstakingly patient some days or regarding some situations but so explosive with impatience at other times.
This gift of patience may be easy for you to express to others with love and kindness. Yet, it is something I have to continually choose to possess and express. Even so, I am banking on your patience for my lack of writing for the last two weeks and for the long delay of posting the photo above. For those who have been reading my blog, I referred to a story about this footstool on November 9, 2012—My Footstool of Memories—and said I would dig it out of the closet and post a picture of it. I finally did it today. Thank you for your patience.