Monday, November 09, 2009

...Patience...

"If I mean anything to you, then I should mean enough for you to tell me that I do."


Life is a waiting game sometimes.
But, waiting builds trust, it fuels hope, it reminds me that something better is coming.

I met a girl the other week who's name was patience. I ended up telling my friends at school about that name, but most of them weren't particularly fond of it.
One of my friends defined patience as simply waiting around, in a boring sort of way.

But, for me patience means so much more than 'waiting around'.
For me, it means
Waiting with the anticipation that something better is coming
It's waiting with hope that the things that you long for will come to pass.
It's got a sense of purpose, and direction.
If it's not the right time now, then it will be in sometime the future.

At least that's what I get out of it.

K

1 comment:

Luke Anthony Sawczak said...

I wholeheartedly agree, Kirstyn. The definition given by that friend of yours reminds me of the famous "Faith: believing what you know isn't true" gutting of a word.

Paul describes our patience very interestingly: he says we "eagerly await [our salvation]". Patience doesn't mean boredom, or caring so little that we can easily wait; it means really wanting something and being able to hold out for it anyway.

Also, the fact that a girl was named Patience is amazing. I'm glad you posted it. It reminds me of the character in Divinities named "Pi├Ęte", or "Pious", which I wouldn't mind naming a daughter.