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Gabriel's Harp

Contemporary Christian Music

Patience, People

The Advent song rings in my mind today: Patience, people, for the Lord is coming.

So often we expect immediate results. Well, that just doesn't happen. Things develop over time. Rome wasn't built in a day. Patience is a virtue. Have patience in all things, but first of all, with yourself. (That last quote is St. Francis de Sales)

I think - just for today - the applicable quote is: Patience is not simply the ability to wait - it's how we behave while we're waiting. I'm told this is a quote from Joyce Meyer. Kudos, Ms. Meyer! How are you behaving? ARE you behaving? I think most of us don't have a choice right now. Our sheltering-in orders (or busy schedule for the front-line heros) are pretty much engraved in stone.

Just for today - cherish where you are and what you have. Appreciate what you can do for others and what they can do for you. In just a few short months, everything will change again and there will be a new normal.




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