Have Patience

This is another quote from my daily devotional.  The author is E.B. Pusey, an English, Anglican theologian.  I seem to like his take on the Christian life, because I noticed I’ve selected his quotes before.  Patience is a quality that I find elusive, and I need to cultivate patience, and pray for patience.  Maybe you do, too.

“We have need of patience with ourselves and with others;  with those below, and those above us, and with our own equals;  with those who love us and those who love us not;  for the greatest things and for the least;  against sudden inroads of trouble;  and under our daily burdens;  disappointments as to the weather, or the breaking of the hear;  in the weariness of the body, or the wearing of the soul;  in our own failure of duty, or others’ failure toward us;  in every-day wants, or in the aching of sickness or the decay of age;  in disappointment, bereavement, losses, injuries, reproaches;  in heaviness of heart;  or its sickness amid delayed hopes.  In all these things, from childhoods’ little troubles to the martyr’s sufferings, patience is the grace of God, whereby we endure evil for the love of God.”

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About jculler1972

My husband is the retired pastor of St. Paul's Free Lutheran Church in Leitersburg, Maryland. I have two grown daughters, three grandchildren and am retired after a career in Purchasing. I have published articles in The Lutheran Ambassador, Lutheran Witness, and Lutheran Digest. My Bible study on the Book of Acts was published in 2016 by the Women's Missionary Federation of the AFLC(Association of Free Lutheran Churches).

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