I’ve been working through this text in the good book :
Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails. (1 Cor 13)
My life goal is to be able to substitute insert my name for the word Love in any of these sentences, especially with respect to my immediate family. I’ve been stuck on the first sentence for quite a while now :-(. I’m currently looking for a path forward. I’m not getting any younger, ya know.
The other day, the geek in me tried to solve this problem. What boolean operator does the comma between “Love is patient, love is kind” translate to? I’m pretty sure it’s an AND, but on most days, only the OR will do.
I’ve got no qualms being patient, while seething with rage, waiting to pounce like a lioness, as the kids run off the walls. And I’ve can be extremely kind, but don’t push your luck for too long, boys. Fall in line or else…!
It’s truly divine to be patient and kind at all times with those you live with and care about. That’s kinda scary, since my life goal has at least 13 more virtues to be concatenated to these two. Wish me luck (or rather, grace). Sigh!