(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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will my unforgiveness keep me out of heaven?

“For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”

Matthew 6:14-15 NKJV

These two verses come right after the Lord’s Prayer, and in complete transparency, they had me pretty shook. If I won’t forgive somebody, and God won’t forgive me because I won’t forgive, how am I gonna get into heaven?

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