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After 73 years of working at Macy’s department store in New York City, Rose Syracuse is retiring from her job as an accountant. She took the job when she graduated from high school in 1939. Rose is 92 now, and after falling and breaking a hip, she decided it was time to retire. “On her last day at the store on September 5, Macy’s CEO Terry Lundgren got down on one knee and presented Syracuse with a parting gift; a dozen red roses.”

You know that in those 73 years not all was roses. There were times when she wanted to quit, resign, and stomp out in disgust. Her longevity is a great example of patience and tolerance. --Jim L. Wilson and Rodger Russell

World, October 6, 2012 p. 19

Colossians 3:12-13 (HCSB) (12) Therefore, God’s chosen ones, holy and loved, put on heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, (13) accepting one another and forgiving one another if anyone has a complaint against another. Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you must also ⌊forgive⌋.

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