Patience is generally defined as the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset. It is considered a good trait and a virtue that is both admirable and helpful to individuals and groups. It is one of the fruits of the Holy Spirit.
The Fruits of the Holy Spirit are perfections that the Holy Spirit forms in us as the first fruits of eternal glory. The tradition of the Church lists twelve of them.
- StudyLove: Suffereth Long, an analytical outline of "suffereth long" (μακροθυμεῖ) in 1 Cor. 13:4.
- StudyLove: Endureth All Things, an analytical outline of "endureth all things" (πάντα ὑπομένει) in 1 Cor. 13:7.