Blessed Are the Meek

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The 3rd Beatitude in Jesus' Sermon on the Mount says that meek people will be blessed and inherit the earth. I hope that the areas of the earth included in the inheritance have a rich deposit of gold ore and not swamp land. The idea of meekness has been uncomfortable for many. One way to go with "meekness" is seeing it as a gutty attempt at dumping false pride. That puts a different spin on meekness. Watching those truck commercials where the redwood-like stump (of pride) is ripped out of the ground is maybe a better description of authentic meekness. Sometimes it takes a Dodge Ram to forebear graciously the wounds, slurs, and unexpected harshness that life throws our way.

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