As we move through life, there are times that challenge us and require us to be humble and patient. While we may often think of having patience with others, we also need to have patience with ourselves. As Saint Francis de Sales said, "Have patience with all things, but, first of all with yourself."
When we turn to God, we can be sure that He will respond with love and patience. Just as God loves us and has patience with us, we need to love and be patient with ourselves. This doesn't mean letting ourselves off the hook for our thoughts and behaviors, but that we need to understand that we are works in progress. Once we begin to love ourselves and have patience, we can love and be patient with one another. Throughout our journeys in life, we can be humble, gentle, and kind as we love one another!
Be humble as you learn to love and have patience with yourself so you can love and have patience with others!
Thank You for always being patient with me and for loving me. Help me to love You, love myself, and then share this love with others. Through Jesus I pray, amen.