Be Meek – Be Happy

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Woman clasping hands

In His characteristic way Jesus was saying something quite shocking and revolutionary to His listener with these words, “Happy are the meek.” He was saying something quite the opposite of our modern concept of the way to happiness. We say, “Happy are the clever, for they shall inherit the admiration of their friends”; “Happy are the aggressive, for they shall inherit a career”; “Happy are the rich, for they shall inherit a world of friends and a house full of modern gadgets.” Jesus did not say, “Be meek and you shall inherit the earth.” He, more than anyone else, knew that meekness was a gift of God, a result of rebirth. Jesus was not issuing a command in this Beatitude nor saying, “You ought to be meek, that is the way to live.” No! He was saying that if we want to find the secret of happiness, that if we want to enjoy living, then “meekness” is a basic key.

Prayer for the day

May I truly reflect Your meekness in my life, Lord.

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  1. Rose says:

    Thacks alot for encouragement may God bless you.

  2. Patrice says:

    We think of “meek” as meaning submissive or unassuming. We also often do not think of those as strong qualities or characteristics. It also means “serene”. I do think of that as a strength. To me, that means that you can be quiet and calm in the midst of a storm. Meekness also encompasses “humility”. We know that we want to follow the lead of our Lord and Savior who was the main example of meekness. Thank you for this writing.