Patience is needed in peculiar measure for all development of human character. "In your patience possess ye your souls" your selves.
man, that is, has a true self hidden amid the ruins of his nature.
as a mother from a burning homestead saves her child, so man must win
And the only way to do it is the long way, the long and
tedious and patient way--in your patience ye shall win your souls.
as there are no shortcuts to heaven, so are there no shortcuts to
If it takes long to grow a mustard seed, it will take longer
still to grow a man.
And therefore we have need of patience when we are
tempted to what is swift and flashy; tempted to forget that of all
lengthy ways there are none so lengthy as the ways of God.
things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. It was
the great temptation of Christ as He looked out upon His opening
And then He chose the long and lowly way by the garden of
Gethsemane and Calvary, and so came to His kingdom and His crown.
~George H. Morrison~