Day 711 – Proclaim the message
Have you ever had someone say to you. “Patience is a virtue?” if you have, then chances are you were antsy about something, and you were nicely being told to “chill out”!
Patience is difficult, and it takes a great deal of time. The way of Christ entails living with patience. Many people don’t hear about Jesus and instantaneously know what it means to live the Christ way. So we need to be patient both with our words and our actions in living like Christ.
Jesus’ teaching boils down to this: love God with your whole being; love your neighbor as yourself; and treat people in the same way that you want to be treated. Entire lives are spent attempting to walk this path. When walking, leading, and teaching others the Christ way where we experience Jesus and what he called the Kingdom of Heaven. We find ourselves in a very fast-paced world. It is in the quiet, patient, slow moments that we glimpse God.
God, thank you for your patience with me. Help me to both teach and follow the Christ way of living…Amen