We have no patience. Our generation has no patience. Our parents’ generation had no patience. From Adam’s Fall to the last man on Earth, we all make the same spiritual mistake – we do not want to listen to God and we believe in all sorts of miracle recipes for salvation. But there is no quick and easy path to salvation, there is no instant salvation and the effects of our impatience take years or decades to heal.
Patience is the AIR of spiritual life – nothing of the Kingdom grows without it. Adam learnt that the hard way – he reached out to grab his full humanity before he was ready, he believed the ‘instant miracle’ of the evil one, and he lost what would have been his in due time.