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Word of the Month | Patience
Maria Papageorgiou & Connie Koinis

“For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Romans 15: 4-6

Patience means to stand firm no matter what is happening around us. It means not to do things in a hurry and to tolerate and accept a situation with no complaints or grudges. As teachers, patience is key in taking the time to understand how students learn. It allows us to help them at every step of their educational journey, ensuring their success. A teacher’s patience is the heart of students' long-term retention of content and skills.

God wants us to be patient to show us how to trust in Him. God does not test us just for the sake of testing us, but He tests us to teach us to walk in His ways.

Saint Ypomoni (Patience) stood by the people during their anxieties and worries and she strengthened them with prayers and comforting words.

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