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She said that?! - why be patient and kind

It may happen every time; something wrong is said either accidently or on purpose. What is there to do? Permission is a given for family and friends to gather for Thanksgiving and get-togethers and endorse the mixture of personalities, revealing personality imperfections which are, perhaps, inherited from the ‘other side’ of the family. 

We gather because we are family. Patient and kind. Gatherings will be lasting memories for the children. The children play, eat with eyes on the desserts, and listen intently with needs to know they're included. Aunts, Uncles, and Grandparents are honored guests, cherished and unique.

Blessings and thanks for the children-- knowing that our love for them is a drop in the ocean of Jesus' love for them. Apostle Paul's insight uplifts us: We are all children of God by faith in Jesus Christ.  (Galatians 3:26), careful as we place trust rightly in Jesus.

Our children looking for us to be patient and kind. As cherished and loved children, surely God has more work to do on our personalities too. And as you say to yourself, "She said that?!" your return is kindly. For we are the Lord's patient and kind children.

        Endeavor to be always patient of the faults and imperfections of others; for thou hast many faults and imperfections of thine own that require forbearance.  If thou are not able to make thyself that which thou wishest, how canst thou expect to mold another in conformity to thy will?-- Thomas a Kempis

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