'Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth': Meekness is not weakness but adopting a right attitude towards another. In this beatitude it relates to our attitude before God as well as towards our fellow men. It is the attitude a student adopts towards his teacher for the lesson to be learned, or of servant towards his master for the duty to be properly accomplished. It is not meekness when the suppliant demands what he or she wants before God or insists that his way be adopted in preference to his brother.
Meekness was seen when the Son of God lived in the village of Nazareth without recognition, criticised as He ministered to men's needs, then died without murmur.
The meekness we need is submission to our Father's will: it is this that will inherit the earth.Listen