Patience and Kindness

I struggle with patience related to those I have high expectations of


Love suffers long and is kind . . . . 1 Corinthians 13:4a

In March 2007, Switzerland invaded its tiny neighbor-nation, Lichtenstein—accidentally. A group of about 170 Swiss soldiers accidentally crossed the unmarked border between the two nations before recognizing where they were. Liechtenstein has no army and wasn’t aware of the “invasion” until later. When they eventually discovered they had been accidentally invaded, Liechtenstein chose to forgive its neighbor and not retaliate.

How great it would be if all such “invasions” in life could be met with such kindness—especially those where our personal space or rights are invaded! Sometimes we are wounded intentionally, sometimes unintentionally. Regardless, the fleshly side of us thinks immediately of retaliating. That, of course, is the opposite of what Paul wrote in his Love Chapter: “Love suffers long and is kind.” Why do you think Paul wrote of patience (longsuffering) and immediately thought of kindness?…

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Author: Lisa the Infidel

I am an #Infidel - born and bred North Carolina.

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