In the final installment of this series, my intent is to carefully distinguish Christian patience from merely acting slowly. While
haste is often reckless and even dangerous, Christians are called to an urgent patience that expresses trust in God and seeks to embody patience at a faithful pace, which sometimes calls for waiting and other times for quick (not unnecessarily hasty) action that is itself shaped by patience.
Our 2023 prayer focus is on the theme of “Holy Spirit—Fill Us!” and will involve prayers for God’s filling us with the Holy Spirit so that we can participate in God’s mission in the world. Please join the Canadian MB family as we pray.