by Calvin Hart

Sometimes we lack patience,
When things don't go our way,
Then we do things that we should not do,
And say things that we should not say.

Sometimes when we lack patience,
We throw a temper fit,
We loose our cool and self control,
And resort to scream and hit.

Sometimes our patience is tested,
By things that our children will do.
But remember, they are just children,
They do not understand like you.

Sometimes when we are weary,
Our patience won't last very long.
Then we tend to snap at others,
Though we know that we are wrong.

Patience is certainly a virtue,
It's a matter of self control.
Patience is something you practice,
And apply with the warmth of your soul.

Where would we be if Jesus,
Lost patience with us, His children.
And left us alone to fend for ourselves,
What a mess we would all be in.

Patience is a big part of a Christian's life,
We must be diligent in witness and prayer,
If our hearts are filled with Christian love,
Then patience will also be there.

So be patient with those you are leading,
To the loving arms of the Lord.
Good things come to those who wait,
Your patience will have it's reward.

For whatever things were written before were written for our learning,
that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.
~ Romans 15:4~

Patience is the art of caring slowly.
~John Ciardi~

Patience and time do more than strength or passion.
~Jean de La Fontaine~

You must learn to live in the present
and accept yourself for what you are now.
What you lack in flexibility
and agility you must make up with knowledge
and constant practice.
~Bruce Lee~

The strongest of all warriors are these two:
Time and Patience.
~Leo Tolstoi~

Patience, persistence and perspiration make
an unbeatable combination for success.
~Napolean Hill~


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October 10, 2012


Poem: Patience, by Calvin Hart