"Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer."
Nelson Mandela is a great role model of patience. He spent 27 years in prison for alleged crimes. During this time Mandela came to the conclusion that by being patient, while he stood up for his beliefs, he would achieve a far greater end than resorting to fighting or violence. His patience paid off and he was elected president of South Africa and later went on to win the ‘Nobel Peace Prize’.
What are we doing in school to learn about Patience?
Each class is thinking about patience within ourselves and others. We are learning about not giving up and not being too hard on ourselves when we make mistakes. We have also been trying to understand what it means to give time to others and working with others at their own pace. Additionally we are looking at key Bible readings that teach us if we are patient, this brings peace and harmony in our lives.
Patience at Home
A patient person is someone who waits their turn to have a go at something. This might be a game or even to talk to an adult.
A patient person listens to others and stays quiet whilst others are talking. Patient people do not lose their temper when things don’t work out how they expected or when things do not go their way.
Patient people make the right choices by thinking through their options before they act.