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A Slave to Instant

When Paul describes love, the first attribute he lists is patience”.

The faith of Christ offers no button to push for quick service.

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Impatience lies within us. And if you’re a product of the West, impatience is particularly prevalent. If it’s not nipped in the bud, generations will reap the cost of instant gratification.

We’ve also become an instant disappointment. As a result, we’ve become averse to suffering.

To suffer with, requires patience, to slow down. Our instant reaction is to fix: to find a Bible verse, to have the solution.

Compassion requires patience. It requires us to suffer alongside someone.

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