With patience a ruler may be persuaded,
and a soft tongue will break a bone.
Patience does not mean being a doormat or a dartboard. It means a long, persistent will to soldier on and keep doing what is good, true, right and noble despite the strong gusts of hot air that buffet us from the mouths of foolish and temporarily powerful people. A small plant can slowly push its way through a tiny crack in concrete where all the storm of hell have not been able to make a scratch. Today, be patient, do what is right, and trust in the Lord.