Blessed are the meek

Blessed are the meek

2 Timothy 2:24 Who are the meek? The meek are humble people who don’t push others around in order to affirm themselves. Gentle people who, even if oppressed or taken advantage of, don’t respond in the same way, because they are confident in the greater plan of God. Patient people, interiorly strong, but not passive. The beatitude of meekness contradicts our everyday experience, where to win and come out on top, it is necessary to be overbearing. The constant temptation is to become powerful through the use of violence and to dominate others out of fear of losing one’s own life. The meek person does not dominate by force and does not respond to evil with evil; it is to be like Jesus. Jesus lets himself be seized by the hands of his persecutors, representatives of...