Thought of the Day February 23, 2023 Be patient with self

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 "Have patience with all things, but first of all with yourself." (St. Francis de Sales)

Our model for patience is the Lord himself. He has every right to be angry at us for, in spite of all he has done for us, we still choose to sin. Even when he forgives us and puts our sins from him as far as the east is from the west, we still jump back into the mire of sin. His patience is expressed by the fact that he is slow to anger and rich in mercy. If God is so patient with us, can we not strive to be patience with ourselves as well? We get upset over the smallest things at times, things that are really unimportant in the grand scheme of things. What we should be upset with is our sinfulness. Being upset doesn't change things. What we have to do is avoid falling into sin. Working on being patent with ourselves first, then others, would be a great Lenten resolution. What will our post-Easter life be like then?

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