Patience is a virtue. Not only is it a virtue, it is one of the originals (like faith, hope and charity) that greases the skids of life and makes our passage easier. While we don’t hear as much about them as we did in the past, the extent to which we embrace the virtues determines our experience. The virtues serve as resources as we come to grips with the simple fact that, contrary to our wishes, the world does not revolve around us. Patience is the virtue that facilitates our relationship to time.