Enlightenment + Patience

When you learn something of great significance or have become aware of it, your sensitivity to others’ ignorance can become like a magnifying glass causing insensitivity. Enlightenment must come with increased patience for the blindness of which you once bore.

And a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient, in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth, and that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will.  II Timothy‬ ‭2:24-26‬

My God, learning is one of the great joys of life and I thank you for the benefits of enlightenment. However, sometimes I find myself being insensitive to those who don’t share this same knowledge as my understanding magnifies their lack of it. Forgive me for this. With enlightenment I will further gain patience by remembering the blindness I once shared, knowing that I will always possess a measure of ignorance as I do not have perfect knowledge of everything in this world. I will also be a gentle teacher and humbly correct those whose understanding opposes the truth. Father, please show me where I need correcting so I can better discern Your truth. In these ways I look to patiently draw others away from the snare of the devil and into the loving arms of Christ. Amen.

Truth in love,

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