The unity of patience and love

October 28, 2013 | 10 comments


Do you ever get impatient with people? Snap at them, misjudge them, jump to conclusions about their motive and then say something you later regret when you learn their innocence?

My heart melted when I watched the below video. Any parent of young children will instantly relate.

When people do or say something you find disagreeable, it’s not a call to anger, but an opportunity to love more.


“What is that?”

10 thoughts on “The unity of patience and love”

  1. I’ve been struggling with this sort of impatience and praying about it just his morning. Thanks for the reminder to love more.

  2. I receive the exact same treatment at the bright age of 77 from my son who is 43 years old. Shouldn’t it be the other way around? Or should impatience be non-existent?
    This video could be seen as NECCESSARY instruction.

  3. That was pretty sweet. Don’t we wish that everyone could see it? The older I get the more things of this nature I witness. Fortunately I don’t get angry or hurt or upset. You just know . Better still just fill up with love, “Forgive them, Father for they know not what they do.” Better still “‘Don’t take offense, unless it is of God”.

  4. What a lovely video. Very sweet. Thank you for sharing. I love your blogs and share them with my family. btw, I was “born” in Richland but moved to CA when I was 9 months old. It’s nice to have a connection to the town via you.

  5. I loved this sweet video – loving more is front and center in my life. Recently this quote dropped into thought every time I was harboring an unloving thought about anything, from the driver in front of me to a family member: “What is that to thee? Follow thou me.” And what did Jesus ask of us? To love The Lord and to love our neighbor as ourself.” I got it! I not only got it but I’m doing it and it’s really neat Thanks Evan.

  6. Thanks — my thoughts for this evening were “just fill your thought with Love and Truth” and bingo, I just clicked on you to blog with this message!
    Cheers of love and joy–

  7. This sure was timely. I catch myself being short in my conversation and after a short conversation with loved ones, I feel so bad about how quick I am in not showing the love needed in each event

    Thanks for the wake up call it came at he right time.

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