Here is an e-mail we received at the Temple of New Thought. We'd like to share it, along with our response, with all of you:
(Used with permission.)
"...I'm in a growing stage right now I think it is patience again, I don't think you overcome patience at one time. I think you get it one stage at a time. But I noticed that I get more patient every time I grow so I thank my Spirit every time I get another lesson. I think when you are going through life times trying to grow every time you come to this earth I think that patience is the hardest to achieve my hat is off for people like Master Jesus, Master Gandhi or Master Buddha or any body that achieved true patience. I think only once that Master Jesus lost his patience when people turned the synagogue to a market place. Anyway I am working on this right now so I can make myself better..."
Temple of New Thought: "Absolutely patience is an incredibly difficult thing to achieve! However, the master as you called him was exactly that: A master of life. There's no way he could've lost his temper: he came here to live and show a perfect life. He took the time to braid that whip -- how many people losing their temper can be calm and deliberate enough to do that? He had a point he wanted to make -- and he made it. We always want to identify others with our own experience, this is perfectly normal, however, Jesus was way, way beyond getting pissed about anything.
Brava to you for trying to be the same!"