PATIENCE AND PERFECTION
por Pra. Andrea Campos
2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds,
3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.
4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
James 1: 2-4
Patience is not a matter of prudence or self-control. Patience is the daughter of tolerance. It manifests itself quite naturally and without the slightest effort, when the soul is undone of all hard feelings.
Perfection is the target in which man walks. However, perfection is a word that can be used to describe rare consecrated lives and yet relatively (partially). It is often intolerance of our own and others' imperfections that gives us frustration's and impatience feelings.
The only way we can make any reasonable progress toward perfection is by surrendering ourselves truly and wholly into the God's hands, and when we do so, He will dwell in us, and then make the necessary changes. When we realize this, it is easier for us to accept setbacks with confidence in our hearts, if we constantly look up to Him, focusing on Jesus. So He will work in us so that His plans and purposes will be fulfilled, turning us into vessels of beauty and usefullness for His honor and glory.
We must ask and seek the will, the grace, and the strength in God and His love for His work in us to be fulfilled.
Pra. Andrea Campos