A READER ASKS
“Dear Lord, after praying around my too-short fuse, I vowed to be more patient with my kids—who promptly ran roughshod over me. Weeks of asking them nicely to do chores and check in when they were late got me nothing but extra work and headaches. So this weekend I blew up, and now they’re behaving. How do I keep my temper when losing it is the only thing that keeps them in line?”
—Paul in his first letter to the Thessalonians, 5:14
Wisdom of the Word
And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all. We understand and yet…
We try to draw a loving line with others, but they cross it all too easily. What do we do when children, coworkers and friends use our kindness as license to walk all over us?