Todays Groovy Word is...

 

 

Patience

 

 

 

A friend of mine shared the image at the right today.  Got me thinking...

This is a wonderful encouragement.  How many times have you been in line... waiting... waiting... waiting... ?

 

 

 

 



You're #38

You're late

How's the attitude?

 

So we're supposed to love one another, right?  Let's just decide to have a good attitude.  Let's be patient today.  Can you do it?  What's your plan?  Are you going to be patient today by sheer force of will?  'Cuz you know the Golden Rule and just love everyone, right?

 

How'd that work for you yesterday?

 

So I read my friend's meme.  Patience.  I know a passage about that and was inspired to look it up.  Perhaps there's some meaning behind the concept; something to help accomplish the goal and not just a nice idea.  Let's see.

 

But the fruit of the Breath
(altar incense: Cannabis)
is love, joy, peace,
longsuffering (PATIENCE),
gentleness, goodness, faith,
Meekness, temperance:

against such there is no law.
(Galatians 5:22-23)

 

There it is.  Patience is a fruit (result) of The Breath of Cannabis.  We have help!  Divine help.  But of all of the fruits of the Breath, what does "longsuffering" really mean?  Patience is a good translation.  These are fruits, that is, results.  Patience is a result.  Let's look at the depth of meaning and source of this expression... "Longsuffering".

 

Longsuffering, here, is translated from the Greek word makrothumia (mak-roth-oo-mee'-ah):

1. longanimity
2. (objectively) forbearance or (subjectively) fortitude
 
makrothumia is a combination of the words makros, meaning long, and thumos, meaning passion:  Long passion.
 
thumos (passion) is from thuo (thoo'-o), a verb describing a specific action.  Here's what it means:
 
G2380 θύω thuo (thoo'-o) v.
1. (properly) to rush (breathe hard, blow, smoke)
2. (by implication) to sacrifice
3. (implication, genitive case) to sacrifice by fire
4. (by extension) to give up to destruction (for any purpose)
[a primary verb]
 
Overstand?  This is the root of patience as expressed in Galatians 5:22.  The verb (action) which results in patience is thuo:  to sacrifice by fire, properly by hard breathing; blowing smoke.
 
Additionally, thuo is the root word (basis; verb: action) for:
 
  • Sacrifice (thusia)
  • Passion (thumos)
  • Burn incense (to religiously burn incense in the sense of smoking) (thumiao).
 
 
 
To blow religious smoke (thuo)
is the root action
which literally inspires

patience.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
How's the attitude?
 
 
 
 
 
Love one another.  Patience is just a Breath away.