What is the Science of Salvation?

A collection of quotes and sayings about Truth from the great traditions of the world.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Patience

 Patience makes men humble in prosperity, courageous in adversity, mild in the face of injuries and contempt. It teaches us to forgive promptly those who offend us; and should we offend teaches us to plead long and earnestly for pardon. It withstands temptation, it endures persecution, it brings sufferings as well as martyrdom to their perfect fulfillment. It is patience which makes firm the foundations of our faith. It is patience which subtly brings about the increase in our hope. It is patience which directs the mind to an awareness of what we are doing so that as we walk forward we may keep to the way of Christ. As long as we imitate the patience of our Father, this will enable us to continue to be Children of God.
 
 
 
 
 
                                                                      St. Cyprian of Carthage
                                                                      "On the Advantages of Patience"