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The Meek in Spirit

The meek will inherit the earth.
Isn't it nice when people take the time to smile and are polite?

When it's nothing in it for them?

I like being around people like that. I like nice people. I like people with a positive spirit, a positive attitude. I just like being around them. I would liken such people to being meek in spirit. Jesus talked about the meek during His Sermon on the Mount (aka, the beattitudes) as He taught  His disciples.

Meek people make good leaders.

Jesus said the meek in spirit will inherit the earth. This means they are blessed to be a blessing. Although meekness is not the be-all-end-all, clearly the Lord is pleased with such a spirit. It's a great way to go about life. But to be clear, being meek is not being weak. Meek leaders have a toughness while possessing high moral character and humility.

I don't think much about the leadership of people who think they have to be rude and condescending in order to be effective. That's poor leadership and staying power is short-lived -- people aren't going to put up with that -- they will eventually leave. Give me a meek leader anytime and I'll bend over backwards for he or she. I will follow them way past the corner store, many people would, because they have nothing to prove. They are the type of people who are pleasant and courteous yet strong and resilient. They are who they are. Moreover, on a personal level they don't think twice about extending genuine courtesies. They are kind to waiters and waitresses, they smile at the cashier at the grocery store, or they laugh with the girl at the pet store.

I love this, because we never know what other people are going through, so why not extend something kind their way? I would even say meek people are happier people.  

Yep, I'll go that far in stating that. 



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