Monday, September 01, 2008

A Challenge

As some, or many, of you know we were anticipating our first child to arrive on Aug. 22. That means we're over a week past due. It's really not in a problem area, especially since Mom and Baby are healthy and doing well (OK, I know "well" is a relative term because after 41 weeks of pregnancy there have got to be certain uncomfortable things that just won't go away). What it has done, though, is forced us to be patient. This, of course, got me to thinking some.

Two of the characteristics that are encouraged by our Christian faith that are so difficult to talk about are patience and humility. They are to be a part of who we are as followers of Christ. Yet neither is one that you can just "order" someone to do. Be patient! Be humble! You just don't do it. Sometimes when thrown into a situation where you have little choice, like where I'm at in life right now, you manage to live one, the other, or both. Yet, that's not the norm. So how do we help others be patient and/or humble? Any thoughts? Ideas?

For those who are reading and wondering. If "baby" doesn't naturally show up today we are scheduled to be induced tomorrow. ("We"... listen to me. It's like I'm going to go through it or something.)

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