Tuesday in the Second Week of Lent

My brethren, count it all joy, when ye fall into divers temptations, knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. James 1:2,3

Lent is a time of practicing patience. We have need of patience with ourselves and others; with those who love us, and for those who love us not. Our patience and our faith is put to the test by the greatest of things and for the least. Disappointments test our patience, such as today’s weather,  the breaking of a heart, the weariness in our bones, and the wearing of the soul. We lose our patience at our own failures and the failures of others, and in delayed hopes.

But Lent teaches us that in all these things and many more, from childhood’s little troubles to the suffering of martyrs, patience is the grace of God, and when we exercise it we endure for the love of God.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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