Trying God’s Patience
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…
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