Love is patient. Maybe that is easier to understand and to follow as I age. I used to be more quick and hop-to-it. Now I am slow and draggy most of the time. People have to be patient with me. I am also trying to dance the dance of extreme old age with my mom. That requires patience. Especially when she says the same exact thing over and over.
I was trying to think about whether love was ever impatient and short tempered. I have concluded, no. The opposite of patience is never love, meaning that it is never from the Lord. Yet, sometimes I am impatient. Just a reminder that I am a sinner and God isn't finished with me yet. Patience, love, these are things I am put here to learn.
Love is patient.