Be Patient With All Of Them

… encourage the faint hearted, help the weak, be patient with all of them. — 1 Thessalonians 5:14.

Written 2000 years ago, the above words sound as if it is advice on how to deal with the virus. Probably, the most important being, “be patient.” I can’t tell you how many times my conversations lately have turned to the need to be patient. Certainly the words apply to parents about dealing with their children. Who knows what the long term effects will be on them that virtual learning, isolation, and pure fear has and will cause. I’ve heard children say, “I don’t want to be the reason why ( grandfather, mother, friend, etc) dies.” We need to be patient with their fears and anxieties.

We also need to be patient with ourselves and our loved ones. We really don’t know what the future will bring to each and every one of us. We are all to some degree anxious and afraid. In the words above. “Be patient with all of them” and us!

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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