Patience is often said to be a desired virtue, but one we fail to demonstrate.
In a society geared toward productivity, the clock becomes a slave driver and the loss of control challenges every level of patience.
Kenneson identifies patience as yielding control to another (109). Biblical patience is others-directed.
Obstacles include segmenting, regulating, and hoarding time, as well as, exalting productivity, and the desire for speed.
Patience is cultivated by remembering God’s patience with us in times we stumble through life determining our place in His redemptive story. We also cultivate patience by thinking of time differently, as a gift instead of commodity.