i like the word “long-suffering“. if i had to choose one word from the nkjv bible to call my favourite, that would be it. i like the fact that it translates into “patient” because i’m bad at being patient and having to be patient does seem like a long, drawn-out form of suffering for me.
which is why i always wear an uncomfortable smile when people dig out that good ol’ verse from 1 corinthians 13:
“love suffers long and is kind.“
ok fine. fair enough.
but don’t make me suffer so long caaaaaaaaaan?