“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” Matthew 5:6
Superman is one of my favorite superheroes. I know this is a controversial subject. Some people like Batman or the Green Lantern, but when they come to their senses they always realize that Superman is the greatest. One of qualities that strikes me as heroic is Superman has the ability to take the world and throw it into the Sun if he wanted to, but thankfully, he doesn’t. All of that power and yet he continues to do good.
Meekness is a powerful trait. You have the power to do whatever you want, but you decide, for the greater good, to withhold your ability. You don’t have to sacrifice your time or money, but you do so for a friend in need. You sacrifice time for your church or organization to help others. Many times people associate meekness to weakness, but it couldn’t be further from the truth. Anyone can be selfish, but it takes true strength to put selfishness aside for others.
The ultimate display of meekness is found in Jesus. He is the Creator of the Universe. He is God in the flesh with the ability to call all the angels of heaven for his bidding. Yet, He trades it all for a frail body and in obedience, He dies the death of a criminal by hanging on a cross. Meekness is truly beautiful when it is seen in others, but in the mirror, meekness is very difficult to produce.
However, those who can master the discipline of meekness can truly be a reflection of Jesus is in this world. What are ways you can display meekness at work or, even more difficult, show meekness at home?