Tuesday, August 21, 2012

What is Forbearance?

Forbearance is overlooking the faults, quirks, and opinions of others just as God looks beyond yours.

Forbearance means to “cut some slack” and to “give people room to be themselves” and “room to become what God desires” – without judgment.

A grandmother, celebrating her golden wedding anniversary, once told the secret of her long and happy marriage. She said, “On my wedding day, I decided to make a list of ten of my husband’s faults which, for the sake of our marriage, I would overlook.”

A guest asked the woman what were some of the faults she had chosen to overlook. The grandmother replied, “To tell you the truth, my dear, I never did get around to listing them. But whenever my husband did something that made me hopping mad, I would say to myself, Lucky for him that’s one of the ten!”

That's forbearance!

1 comment:

  1. Forbearance just reminded me of a great tradition when a Jewish man convinced that Mohammad was the prophet, prophecized in the Torah, tested him for his forbearance as a final test and proof. People should read up on it.