Be Meek—Be Happy

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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.

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Prayer for the day

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

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  1. Olive McKenna says:


  2. Serena says:


  3. A.l. Amos says:

    Thank you very much.

  4. Illeana Aparaschivei says:

    Every single word from the Bible that our Lord Jesus teaches us how to live is real and true. Only by His teaching we can conquer the obstacles that keep us away from making Him our first true love.

  5. King Johnson says:

    Meek not weak!)

  6. Mark Gannon says:

    I am trying to work toward this and become a great deal more Mark each day. It truly is a gift in itself.

  7. Gerry says:

    Jesus set the perfect example for us to follow. It is up to each individual to chose the path they wish to follow.