Fruit of the Spirit // Patience

In the circles of motherhood I’m in, patience is a common thing for prayer. Moms need the ability and capacity to handle motherhood. But don’t we all need this ability, motherhood or not? What a world we could live in if we all had more patience. Driving through traffic would be more pleasant.

Read: Galatians 5:22-23

Context: See Intro

Notes:

  • Webster // the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset
  • Longsuffering // having or showing patience in spite of troubles, especially those caused by other people.
  • Greek // μακροθυμία, makrothumia
  • The original word used it makrothumia and it translates to longsuffering, but many translations use the word patience in this verse of Galatians.

Discuss with Kids :

  • When is it hardest to show patience?
  • Who is it hardest to show patience to?
  • Does anyone lose their patience with you?
  • How can we be more patient with each other?

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