In the past weeks we have looked at the “big three” fruits of the Spirit – Love, Joy, and Peace. We light candles for each of these qualities in our wreaths each Advent season. But the fourth fruit, PATIENCE, is also incredibly important though often sadly lacking in our lives. I know that in my own life, impatience has often gotten in the way of my showing love or experiencing joy and peace. Yet in in 1 Corinthians 13, his great chapter on love, the first thing the apostle Paul says is “Love is patient.” This coming Sunday, July 14, we will ponder the importance of patience and consider how we can cultivate this wonderful quality in our lives.
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