Updated: Apr 23
“Any man who behaves arrogantly with what little he knows, or claims to know all, only reveals to all that he really knows nothing. Real greatness does not reside inside those who feel large. The truly wise are meek.”
― Suzy Kassem
"Meek is not weak," is a common statement used to encourage people in times of trial who are choosing to walk the humble path in their interactions with others. Add to that the scripture, "The meek shall inherit the Earth," and you have an interesting meditation.
Being meek is exercising patience and kindness in your interactions with others. Being humble is not thinking too highly of yourself and the gifts you have to give to others. For the difference between meekness and humility, read this blog by differencebetween.com.
I think it is often misunderstood that being meek is letting people walk all over you. If you have ever been around someone who always has to be right and have been able to hold your tongue even though you knew you were right, you understand what being meek is. You can let it go, because you have a humble attitude toward others. Your strength lies in knowing who you are without the need to be validated by the opinions of others. Maybe you've been there before and have had enough wisdom to know fighting about who is right will not change the issue, it will only cause division. Unity accepts diversity and values peace over pride.
Moving forward in unity requires putting these concepts into practice.
Heirs of Liberty
It is crucial to be grateful and reverent as we walk in the earthly inheritance we have gained since birth. A meek attitude knows truth and takes right action along the path of peace. Just going along with beliefs we know are not truth is like giving away our inheritance in the here and now. The earth belongs to no one but the Creator. Systems of ownership have covered the earth, but it is an illusion. No one will take this earthly inheritance with them when they go. Inheriting the earth is more about having received the opportunity to live and grow a connection with the One who gives truth by living in the blessings of life, honing the gifts we've been given and putting others before ourselves when necessary.
We are the only ones who can know what will bring joy and fulfillment to our lives and what the most valuable gifts are to gather as we go along. Value has nothing to do with riches, but everything to do with walking in the spirit of truth and liberty.
True liberty is based on truth and justice for all, not just the ones who agree with your views in order to promote a more fulfilled and healthy life for everyone. Inheriting the earth is really drawing up a contract with each step toward the truth and giving a handshake with every right choice. "Do the right thing," as Spike Lee put it, is a mantra for people who are inheriting the earth and walking in connection.
Having a humble spirit leads to responsible stewardship of our earthly inheritance and promoting healing by staying connected to God as we reach out to others. As long as we are alive, we still have a chance to learn, grow and find the liberty our souls have inherited.
The whole idea of usury does not promote liberty unless we are disciplined enough to use it to our own advantage. If we willingly become debt slaves to obtain the the things others have convinced us are valuable without planning for the future, we will lose our liberty so subtlety we may not even realize our choices have become limited. Once we are indebted, we willingly become apathetic and complacent, because we are bound to the debt and have no other choice but to pay it off.
On the other hand, supporting yourself in a responsible and harmonious way by following your true calling is building a future that allows you to be the best you can be by investing in your inheritance.
Invest in Healing
Jesus said all of spiritual laws hung upon the two scriptures, "Love the Lord your God with all our heart, mind, soul and strength," and "Love your neighbor as yourself."
I wonder when religious people inserted, "Love the Lord MY God..." Religion should never be an excuse to deny another person's experience with God or to hate and kill other people who don't agree with you. We should all try to learn how to accept people for who they are, especially as they worship God. We can add color to our faces by speaking a little truth in meekness with humility. The meek inherit the earth with a God-given purpose. When we walk in that purpose, we have a much greater chance to be healthy. Doing the right thing is taking care of yourself so that you can be well enough to help others when they need you.
Meek is not weak. That is so true. Meek is complete, a living agreement to live your God-given purpose as an inheritor of the earth here and now.
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