Earlier this week I blogged about worry (“why pray when you can worry,” oops, make that “why worry when you can pray?”) But worry goes hand in hand with patience. When our patience meters get out of whack, we tend to worry (at least I know this redhead does.)
Whatever we’re waiting for it’s easy to get caught up in angsty ‘it’s not happening yet” blues that push us into the realms of impatience. The challenge (I’m so still working on this) is to be present (& grateful) in this moment, something to consider this Lenten Saturday (& any day of the year.)
“Patience is not a waiting passivity until someone else does something. Patience asks us to live the moment to the fullest, to be completely present to the moment, to taste the here and now, to be where we are.” Henri Nouwen
Patience asks us to have (a little more) faith.
“Faith is the willingness to receive whatever God wants to give, or the willingness not to have what God does not want to give.” Elizabeth Elliot
grace, peace & faith-filled patience
Virginia : )