Meekness and Might

"Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth," said Jesus. Who are these, the meek, who shall have the earth for their inheritance? Are they the men and women who look down and see themselves as worms of the dust, submitting to inhumanities and limitations, and fearful to accept responsibilities? Are they those who resign themselves to their worst concepts of the future, and wait for the overwhelming storm? Do they believe that yielding to the will of God is to expect only the very smallest good? Can any one imagine such inheriting anything that could be called good, or that they could recognize good, even if they did inherit it? Could any one ever, in that mental state, be called blessed or happy?

Who, then, are the meek? The truly meek have no need to go forth with trumpet and drum to proclaim their right to the earth. They have no need of sword to defend their rights. The meek have confidence in Him whom they trust. They know that He is adequate to meet their needs. Who does not recall with satisfaction the gentleness, the kindliness, and the humility of the truly great ones whom he has known?

"In quietness and in confidence shall be your strength," says the prophet Isaiah. Finer picture of meekness could scarcely be painted! "In meekness and might, he was found preaching the gospel to the poor" is Mrs. Eddy's portrait of the great Nazarene, as given in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 30). And was it not the meekness and might of confidence in God that upheld her through the years of tempest of human ignorance against which she battled in proclaiming her discovery?

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Safety Zones
June 2, 1923

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