The Power of Humility and Meekness

Perhaps we would see the qualities of genuine humility and meekness more often expressed if they were more generally understood. Humility is sometimes mistaken for servitude or submission. And it is sad that the truly meek are often ignored or abused for their quietness and unselfishness. Meekness and humility are not, as mortal mind would have us believe, expressions of weakness. They are qualities evidencing spiritual strength.

Humility and meekness go hand in hand. Where one is, the other is usually present. One who is humble is unselfed, quiet, unpretentious. One who is meek is slow to anger, gentle, patient. A false sense of meekness may indicate lack of spirit, but one cannot lack spirit if he understands man's relation to God. We learn in Christian Science that God is infinite Spirit, or Mind, and man, made in God's likeness, expresses the qualities of Spirit, such as, intelligence, love, dominion, and strength.

Christ Jesus expressed true meekness and humility. Although he could have done so, Jesus did not set himself up as a dictator or king. He generally went quietly about the business of doing God's work and teaching his followers to do the same. His humble recognition of man's present perfection and oneness with God as His likeness enabled him to do his marvelous works. He did not rely on dramatic words to attract and impress his hearers as much as he did upon the spirit of meekness, humility, and love he expressed in his teaching and in his healing works.

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Spiritual Evidence Is Supreme
November 4, 1967

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