Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


January 11, 2013

Patient, Polite, Persistent.  Ever have a grievance with a company, maybe a problem with travel at the airport or hotel?  I've seen people's meltdowns, temper-tantrums at employees.  I've been guilty myself.  But as of late, I've embraced patient, polite, persistent.  It's a better way. 

I am sending you out like sheep among wolves.  Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.
                                                    --Matthew 10:16 TNIV
Matthew 10 is Jesus' "Traveling Instructions" chapter for us, how to get along and through this world.  He says, "Be kind and clever."

To be a Christ-follower not only "innocent," I'll call it "kind," a nice person, but be alert, be smart, clever.  No room for either a cantankerous, mean-spirited lout, but neither, a naive, doormat.  Doves, snakes.  Let's leave it at kind and clever.
Dale Patterson