(com)pati-, pt.490

‘ “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. ‘

MATTHEW 5:7 

 

Welcome back to the Pati Path! I know it’s been awhile, so if you need a thorough recap, check out parts 1 and 2! Otherwise, here’s a quick summary:

  • pati is a Latin word that means to suffer
  • the word “compassion” comes from the roots “com” and “pati”, and literally means to suffer with
  • the word “patience” also has the root “pati”, and can translate to suffering without getting angry and upset
  • through the Holy Spirit, we have the power to display true compassion and patience, to bear good fruit

With all this mind, let’s look at these words in action in Matthew 18:

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I love you 3,000

This is a post for me.

 

Well, it’s partially to motivate those of y’all who are still in school, because it’s definitely that time of the year. Finals, deadlines, theses, lots of big big tings to get done. But something I’ve really been learning since posting like nike is that it’s not up to me to do any of the Things I put on my checklist, not by my own strength. I can’t toil and wear myself thin trying to satisfy external pressures if I’m here to fulfill an internal purpose with the help of divine provision and protection. And that’s that on that, for now.

 

If I hear a line I really like in a movie, I usually pull out my phone and text it to myself, but Endgame was Endgame so there was no time for such shenanigans. Still, I know someone said something along the lines of “we all suck at being who we’re supposed to be, but we’re perfect at being who we are”. I remember thinking, “mood”, but also being really thankful that even with who I am, God’s made a way for me to be who I’m supposed to be. I’ve been touching on it a bit in the (com)pati- and what’s in your Samaria? series, and I have more coming! But I know there are a lot of blog posts and YouTube sermons out there on the power of the cross since Resurrection Sunday just passed, so check those out too, because there’s a lot to learn. I have some of my own thoughts to share, but the Holy Spirit really is amazing, and I want y’all to understand how. Have you heard about the difference between knowing and believing? Or knowing and understanding? It’s on my list of Big Concepts to Ponder, so you have any wisdom to share, related to this topic or not, drop it in the comments!

 

Back to my point though. If anybody needs it, go re-read like nike; I just did. Spend some time in the Word, in worship, in prayer. Listen to Prince of Peace (just came on my shuffle). And to myself, I love you 3,000.

That’s a direct Endgame quote, and it’s a great way to summarize a goal I’ve had. I want to love myself with all I have because I love my God with all I have. I want to love myself because I know that I am loved, purely and wholly in the holiest way.

 

like I said, this is a post for me, but be blessed bbys ✨

(com)pati-, pt.2

WAIT! If you haven’t read pt.1 yet, please go back and do that! You’re gonna need the full picture for this series.

A couple weeks ago, the mantle fell on me to continue a study on Galatians 5:22-23. It’s always been a fun passage to read, especially once I realized that “fruit” is singular for a reason–this is a package deal. I ended up picking patience, but I quickly realized that the word itself is a package within a package.

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(com)pati-, pt.1

After a long, long, long hiatus, BIBLE BREAKDOWNS ARE BACK!

These were actually my main motivation for starting a blog (posting pictures full of text on Snapchat got slightly confusing), but even with all the Bible studies I’ve put together recently, I never sat down to share them with y’all. That’s really what these Breakdowns are; me studying the Bible. I started off thinking I could fit it all in one post, but it’s turned into at least a three-parter. I’d recommend packing some snacks for the road, because this is about to be a super nerdy, etymology-heavy journey from yours truly.

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