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August 5, 2009

Meek is not weak….

by Rod Smith

Try it for a day or three...

Try it for a day or three...

Have you met any meek people lately? Let’s not confuse meek and weak. Meek is far from weak, and it is a character quality worthy of pursuit. To be meek is to willingly allow restraint to one’s strength so that strength is used for the good of all. It is to have a good understanding of one’s personal power and to decide to use it for the good of one’s family and community.

A meek person has the strength to bully others into getting what the stronger person wants but never does. A meek person never uses his or her strength for selfish reasons. A meek person “backs down” from some conflict, by his or her own choice, and not because he or she is afraid or intimidated. A meek person is able to make the call on when conflict is useful and when it is not.

Meekness is a quality that comes with humility, and humility is usually the birth-child of suffering, of good parenting and of wise living.

Pursue a meek attitude for a few days. If you think being meek is easy, try it for a month or two.