Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, All ye that hope in the LORD.
This from Pope Francis in The Joy of Love On Love In The Family (2015) p.76 — …Paul wants to make it clear that “patience” is not a completely passive attitude, but one accompanied by activity, by a dynamic and creative interaction with others. The word indicates that love benefits and helps others. For this reason it is translated as “kind”; love is every ready to be of assistance.
(My two cents: By my faith I understand patience to be one of the most kind and empowering ways to grow in love and cast out fear. For I know that some of life circumstances can inspire great anxiety and a deep desire to be in control of other people and their circumstances…and yet I also know that it takes a special courage supplied by God’s grace to love someone without trying to control them or their circumstances – especially when there is strife and challenges. In Jesus’ name, Amen.)
All it takes is one mustard seed of faith to get a fresh start.
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Joanna Jullien is an educator and speaker on strengthening the parent-child relationship in a cyber-powered world. Trained in behavioral science at U.C. Berkeley, she is a mother of two grown sons, an author of books on parenting, growing up and family life in the network culture. She founded Banana Moments Foundation, now Core Connectivity in order to inspire and inform parents about their inherent capacity to govern the home and educate the child how not to give up power to the bully, the drug or the device. To learn more about her education services, go to Core Connectivity . As a family and technology culture advisor, Joanna has appeared on 103.9FM The Fish, 710AM Keeping Faith in America, 1380AM The Answer, and Examiner.com.
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