Todays Groovy Word is...
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... ?
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,
gentleness, goodness, faith,
against such there is no law.
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):
- Sacrifice (thusia)
- Passion (thumos)
- Burn incense (to religiously burn incense in the sense of smoking) (thumiao).
is the root action
which literally inspires