Meekness and the "elephant walk"

First appeared as a web original on August 22, 2011

When I was a boy, the Bible’s promise about the meek inheriting the earth (see Matt. 5:5) seemed dumb. The way I saw it, the strong and bold had all the power.

Turn the other cheek? In the world I knew, meekness wouldn’t help you survive, much less succeed. Nice guys finish last. The good die young. That was what the world was saying.

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