Me vs. Meek
I learned today that me and meekness have been at odds.
I guess I never would have really described myself as meek. In fact, I might have told you that I probably got a pass on this one because my personality doesn’t lend itself to meekness. Perhaps I even assumed that you could pick and choose the beatitudes.
That sounds ridiculous to say out loud, but I’ve probably never sat down to talk about it quite this much before.
I think I used to assume meekness meant being:
- a doormat for others
But here are some things that I learned about what meekness is:
- strength under control
- to be angry at the right times, rather than the wrong times
- the power of patience and the wisdom of calm
- to surrender our desire to get ahead
That doesn’t sound so bad does it?
I think as a driven, strong, assertive leader I haven’t always seen how meekness and I could get along.
But today, I think we settled our score.
Meekness doesn’t seem all that bad now, does it?
Anyone else have trouble getting along with meekness?