ST. CYPRIAN ON PATIENCE
“Patience makes us valuable and keeps us for God.
Patience tempers anger, controls the tongue, governs thoughts, keeps peace, regulates the norms of life, breaks the onrush of concupiscence, represses the violence of pride, puts out the fire of hatred…
It makes us humble in prosperity, strong in adversity,
meek under insults and injury.
It teaches us to forgive immediately those who commit transgressions and to pray long and hard for the person who is at fault.
Patience conquers temptations; it bears tribulations
and martyrdoms to their end.
It gives our faith the firmest foundation;
it sees that our hope grows to maturity.
It directs our actions so that we stay in the path of Christ
as we advance with his help.
Finally, it is what makes us persevere as children of God.”
PHOTO BY MY FRIEND, DR. ANTONIO AGUILAR ARIZA