Patience is the proverbial “good cheer” which allows us to overcome the temptation of haste. Patience reminds us of the important details of the present moment; it grounds us by calling our attention to what can be done now.
The restless eagerness known as impatience destroys the order of life. Impatience disorders the sands of time by pulling forward that which is not yet ripe and passing over that which seasonable. Patience, on the other hand, brings order out of chaos, restores peace to the troubled heart and reassures the fearful that love endures.
We set the stage for future fulfillment by attending to the requirements of the present moment.