My wife's favorite verse: "reprimand the unruly, encourage the timid, help the weak, and be very patient with all men." (I Thessalonian 5:14)(Phllips)
My favorite verse: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
5:23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. (Galatians 5:22f)(KJV) (Consulting the Phillips I found instead of longsuffering, patience.)
I'm sure you've noticed, as I did, that what the two verses have in common is patience. It came to me that patience is definitely my short suit, besetting sin as we Christians say.
How did I get that way? Ellie said to me the other day, "Larry, you're clever; you don't have to be pleasant." I guess that's my excuse, and Friends, I have decided, with her and your encouragement, that like Elwood P. Dowd, I shall try pleasant.
Friends, hold me in the light for patience, and observe your own.