God ordains otherwise, a man ought to bear patiently whatever
he cannot correct in himself
and in others. Consider it better thus - perhaps to try your
patience and to test you, for without such
patience and trial your merits are of little account. Nevertheless,
under such difficulties you should
pray that God will consent to help you bear them calmly.
after being admonished once or twice, a person does not amend,
do not argue with him but
commit the whole matter to God that His will and honor may
be furthered in all His servants, for
God knows well how to turn evil to good. Try to bear patiently
with the defects and infirmities of
others, whatever they may be, because you also have many
a fault which others must endure.
you cannot make yourself what you would wish to be, how can
you bend others to your will?
We want them to be perfect, yet we do not correct our own
faults. We wish them to be severely
corrected, yet we will not correct ourselves. Their great
liberty displeases us, yet we would not be
denied what we ask. We would have them bound by laws, yet
we will allow ourselves to be restrained
in nothing. Hence, it is clear how seldom we think of others
as we do of ourselves.
all were perfect, what should we have to suffer from others
for God's sake? But God has so
ordained, that we may learn to bear with one another?s burdens,
for there is no man without fault,
no man without burden, no man sufficient to himself nor wise
enough. Hence we must support one
another, console one another, mutually help, counsel, and
advise, for the measure of every man?s
virtue is best revealed in time of adversity - adversity
that does not weaken a man but rather shows
what he is.