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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Meekness Is Not Weakness

Meekness Is Not Weakness
It seems like foolishness to us, but it was one of Jesus’ greatest strengths.
Derek Rishmawy
Of all the Beatitudes, I’d guess that “blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth” is the most misunderstood, mistrusted, and neglected. I think the reason why is because we don’t understand the virtue of meekness and tend to think it indicates weakness.
Certainly, meekness didn’t fit in with the values of the Greco-Roman world of the first century, where humility wasn’t generally lauded as a virtue. Nietzsche, a great admirer of the Greeks, thought ...
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