Growing up, I had always considered being meek as being equal to having a quiet disposition and being humble. In some ways, this is a small portion of what being meek means, but just stopping there doesn’t tell the full story.
Moses was the “meekest man in all the earth” during his time but we see that Moses argued with God, several times, and he wasn’t shy about speaking his mind. He even had a temper!
Jesus tells us to “Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls”, but do you recall when Jesus went into the temple and kicked over tables and threw out the moneychangers? How about when he told some experts on religion that they were nothing more than “whitewashed graves, looking clean on the outside, but full of dead men’s bones on the inside”?
My friends, meekness is not the same thing as weakness!
Please join us on Sunday, October 13 as we return once again to the “Upside Down” nature of the Beatitudes and discover what “meek” means to us.