Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Lorna, a Facebook friend, sent the following quote:
“The distance between mercy and judgment is patience.”
I’ve read that statement several times since receiving it. What do I make of it?
At times, I have tons of patience. Nothing seems to rattle me. Mercy flows in abundance.
Then, I don’t have any patience. Especially true when I am tired, patience flees. Or hides. Or is ignored.
During those times, I become judgmental. Way too often, too fast, too much.
Some say patience is a virtue. That might be another topic for another day. Obviously, I too seldom have that virtue.