A life filled with much joy


He who has zeal without patience will begin a new venture filled with enthusiasm; but when the first real difficult trial is encountered, he will quickly lose his enthusiasm and walk away from the venture.

He who has patience without zeal will find it hard to begin any new ventures.

Despite the fact that he finishes all the ventures he does begin, he will never find any joy in doing them.

So on one hand, he who has zeal without patience will never find the joy born of victory and on the other hand he who has patience without zeal never enjoys the victory.

But, he who has both patience and zeal will have a life filled with much joy.

12/08/2002 Jim Welch
December 8
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