Monday, May 25, 2009
Blessed are the meek for they will inherit the earth.
unblessed are the dominating, the earth won't go to them.
not the mighty? not the forceful and powerful and triumphant and aggressive? not pushy people? not the bloodthirsty, ambitious and ruthless people? not the bullish? the dominant? the bossy?
not the type A personalies?
the colerics? not them? i always thought that the colerics will inherit the earth (and the phlegmatics won't notice it!)
oh wait. it says inherit.
the colerics rule the earth, that we know. the mighty and forceful and aggressive stampede through business and politics. the bossy boss. and the dominant dominate. but inheriting the earth is not the same thing as rampaging all over it. rampage is taken.
inheritance is given.
inheritance involves a father making a choice. and the bible says that God chooses his meek children to hand the earth to.
so what really is meek? i've learned that meek is not weak. it's not timid. the original greek word is praus and it denotes "strength brought under control". they say that praus is like breaking the will of a horse until it will let someone sit on it. before you break its will, it's strong but you can't use it. after you break its will, it's still strong, but now you can...
meekness, it seems, is like that. the earth is not going to people whom God can't harness.
blessed are those who'll let God harness them. he'll entrust the world to them.
Labels: bible, christianity
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