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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27 Comments

  1. Debbie says:

    Jesus I truly want to be just like you. I pray you will help me see things the way you see things.

  2. Kamalraj Johnson says:

    Praise the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and let His mind be in us!

  3. Lisa says:

    Great read. Makes me reflect upon myself to see if change is needed. Thank you!

  4. Max says:

    Grant me this day oh Lord meekness and serenity.

  5. Rosario Lewis says:

    Thanks God during these days of grace reminding us again today in your message to be meek, humble. This world where there is no peace or happiness. Thanks for reminding us that happiness is in being meek. Forgive, love in Jesus name I pray. Amen.

  6. Kanyinsola says:

    Jesus, I ask for Your order of meekness to be given me all the days of my life.