GENTLENESS- FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT (8 OF 12)
Latin translation is MANSUETUDO. Gentleness, in the Greek, PRAOTES, is commonly known as meekness. The word is best translated 'meekness' - not as an indication of weakness- but of power and strength under control. The person who possesses this quality pardons injuries, corrects faults, and rules his own spirit well.
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Galatians 6:1 points out to us: "Brothers, even if a person is caught in some transgression, you who are spiritual should correct that one in a gentle spirit, looking to yourself, so that you also may not be tempted."
Ephesians 4:1-6 encourages us to be unfailingly gentle in all seasons: "1 I, then, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to live in a manner worthy of the call you have received, 2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another through love, 3 striving to preserve the unity of the spirit through the bond of peace: 4 one body and one Spirit, as you were also called to the one hope of your call; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all."
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There are 6 references to GENTLENESS in the CCC. Please click HERE to review them (available on line only).
Those listed below are taken from the Index: