A “new” definition of patience, thanks to studylight.org‘s website & original Greek:
“…slowness in avenging wrongs.”
For me, having patience with my children & with myself are the two hardest things. When I think of this in terms of having patience with my kids, it shines a whole new light on things.
When Samuel & Addison are fighting, something needs to be done, and they even “deserve to be punished”, I need to have patience with them… I need to be slow in avenging wrongs. To be slow to inflict a penalty in return for something they did wrong.
Just thought I’d share that with you. Gonna try to think about that more in the days to come & apply it in my everyday (and minute!) life.