What do you think of this idea?
Most quotes I see online via Twitter or Facebook aren’t particularly revelatory to me. I have either heard them before or they don’t tell me anything I don’t already know and understand. But once in a while a saying comes along that combines disparate ideas in a new way for me.
A friend of mine, Tina H, a model for a local group I help lead called PHOTOG, is growing quite a bit these days. This quote caught her attention and she posted it on her Facebook site. It combines one very good virtue with 3 very familiar ideas, especially for those who are familiar with what is probably the most famous Christian scripture on love, 1 Corinthians 13. At the end of the ‘love chapter’ the Apostle Paul says this, “And now these three things remain; faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”
I had never really understood it this way but in this quote we have a clue about what character trait is needed to allow these three to flourish.
Do you want to have more of those three things in your heart? Then simply do your best to practice patience in those three directions; others, self and God (or universe/unknown if you don’t happen to believe in God). I intend to focus on that from now on.
Drawing and commentary by Marty Coleman, publisher of The Napkin Dad Daily
Quote by Adel Bestavros, 1924-2005, Egyptian born lay leader of the Coptic Church