Friday, March 2, 2012

Blessed Are The Meek - 2nd Friday In Lent

Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.Matthew 5:5

Our culture places great value on boldness. Strong men who take power over others are revered and given undivided attention. One suchChristianentertainer fancies himself adefender of the faithbut could not be farther from the mark. Although Jesus taught to turn the other cheek, this man picks fights. We are called to be Christ's ambassadors (2 Cor 5:20) but this man interviews atheists on his show, and mocks them once they've left. He is a bold and uncompromising speaker with many followers, but he is not what Jesus calls us to be. He has failed in meekness. So have I.

The meek person Jesus speaks of is not weak. It takes tremendous strength to turn one's cheek, to speak patiently, and love unconditionally. Indeed it take more strength than I believe any of us have. Only Jesus treated his abusers with perfect love and mercy, praying for their forgiveness even as they spat on him.


Recognise where you've valued your pride above Christ's call to meekness, and place that sin before Jesus. Being freely forgiven by Jesus' unconditional love, share that love with someone who's hurt you.

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