Patience and Nativity

Patience is a big part of the Christmas story. An expecting mother looking forward to the birth if her child. A downtrodden people waiting for their deliverer. A gentle God giving wayward sinners a chance to repent.

Patience is the highest expression of love. How difficult it is to put your life on hold, to subject yourself to someone else’s timing. To extend help to someone who is slow or stubborn, rather than acting out in judgement or anger. To not insist that you get what you want when you want it.

May this Christmas be an opportunity for us to be patient with people in our lives, and to be patient with ourselves.