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Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.

Nelson Mandela is a great role model of patience. He spent 27 years in prison for alleged crimes. During this time Mandela came to the conclusion that by being patient, while he stood up for his beliefs, he would achieve a far greater end than resorting to fighting or violence. His patience paid off and he was elected president of South Africa and later went on to win the ‘Nobel Peace Prize’.

‘Patience is the fruit of the Spirit; it takes time for it to grow in us’

‘God, give me the patience to accept things that I cannot change.’

Patience at home

A patient person is someone who waits their turn to have a go at something. This might be a game or even to talk to an adult.

A patient person listens to others and stays quiet whilst others are talking. Patient people do not lose their temper when things don’t work out how they expected or when things do not go their way.

Patient people make the right choices by thinking through their options before they act.

It’s a fact

If we learn to wait for something we will appreciate it more. Waiting for things to grow or cook. Giving your time to others. Trying an activity independently before asking for help. Waiting your turn to talk to an adult. Not giving up when something seems hard to do at first. Helping younger brothers or sisters with their homework.

What are we doing in school to learn about Patience

Each class is thinking about patience within ourselves and others. We are learning about not giving up and not being too hard on ourselves when we make mistakes. We have also been trying to understand what it means to give time to others and working with others at their own pace. Additionally we are looking at key Bible readings that teach us if we are patient, this brings peace and harmony in our lives.

The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.
– Arnold H. Glasow