2021 09 07

Good morning.

Christ's teaching in the beatitudes is counterculture to what the world practices.

"Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth." (Matthew 5:5)

The world's ideal leans more to the conspicuous and so-called heroic virtues. "Blessed are the strong, who can hold their own," says the world. "Blessed are the meek," says Christ.

True meekness goes far deeper down than our attitude towards men. It flows from the sovereign will of God and delights in conforming to it.

When we grasp this, meekness is displayed in our attitude towards men. The truly meek heart remains unprovoked when provoked. The meek meet evil with good. The meek respond with love.

The meek are the humble. The meek are obedient and submissive to the will of God. Jesus was “meek and humbl