May 7, 2010

The distinction between endurance and patience … patience is first and foremost a characteristic of God.

Jesus “is spitted on, scourged, derided, clad foully, more foully crowned” and crucified. He bore all with such startling patience, Tertullian argues, that those who saw him should have recognized his divinity because, “Patience of this kind none of men would achieve.”

This kind of patience should convict us of our impatience and gratefulness for the Lord’s patience in saving us.


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