Trying God’s Patience

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What does it mean to “try God’s patience”?

Since God is the perfection of all human virtue, I don’t really believe His patience is being tried.  Nonetheless it is a phrase, and one reminiscent of a humbler god that rolls his eyes in exasperation every now and then at the failings, stumblings and sheer stupidity of his creations.

It’s the view I can only assume God must have of me, as indeed I would if one of my own children were as reckless with their soul.

My own brand of worship is of less consequence now than to say that it is the journey that counts, and like all good journeys, it is best undertaken with at least some view to variety,  and certainly without judgment as to the nature of others’ journeys.  For myself, I cannot imagine travelling by cruise ship; but it’s a class of travel many take.

I plan to try God’s patience a little longer yet and to encourage others to do the same.  I believe it’s what we’re supposed to be doing here – discovering new truths, testing them out, seeing what others think – and then, with a few successes and a bit more understanding, presuming to help others with their experiments at living.

Me, I know how to sling a sentence together, I can work a room, I know a thing or two else, I love new ideas and a fair few old ones, and I’m not afraid of the mic; I’m rarely lost for words and I reckon I have a thing or two to say…

Visit me on facebook at Sue Fitzmaurice.

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Barbara NeafcyJanuary 21, 2012 at 1:20 pmReply

How great that you’re doing this! Your blog is wonderful, of course. I wish you very well with this endeavor and hope that we still see your wisdom and whimsy on FB too!!

Trying God’s PatienceJanuary 21, 2012 at 1:41 pmReply

Thanks Barbara! Still figuring it out too… Can’t figure out how to post directly to FB yet. 🙂

Michelle QuesadaJanuary 21, 2012 at 4:09 pmReply

I really enjoyed reading a little bit about your page philosophy. Great work. Brilliant as usual. I am happy that you can sling together a sentence or two since you are one of the most interesting people that I am getting to know. 😀

Trying God’s PatienceJanuary 21, 2012 at 4:43 pmReply

Thanks Michelle. A work in progress. xo

Drew andersenJanuary 21, 2012 at 7:30 pmReply

It is the journey that counts because this world is not our true home. We are only pilgrims here….

Trying God’s PatienceJanuary 21, 2012 at 7:50 pmReply

For sure that’s true. xo

Deidra Scott-McCraryJune 16, 2012 at 2:33 amReply

I really love and appreciate your blogs! It gives new appetite for awesome food of thought!