Monday 15 May 2017

Bear with me

"If you wish people to bear with you, you must bear with them." - Thomas a Kempis

We sometimes ask people to 'bear with us' for a moment - and this could be for a number of different reasons. Maybe we are running late or going through a tough time. It could be that we haven't finished the project or forgot to buy something important from the shops. To ask someone else to 'bear with us' invites them to be PATIENT with us. If you like, it asks for a little 'Grace' in the midst of a tough time.

When we read Thomas a Kempis' quote we note that if we ask for others to 'bear with us', then we need to be willing to offer them the same grace when they ask it from us.

Ephesians 4:2 - "Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love."

Colossians 3:13Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

Living in Grace

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