Learn from Me for I am meek and lowly of heart

Learn from Me for I am meek and lowly of heart

Matthew 11:25-30 “Which is the feature that stands out most in the everyday behavior of the Pope (Benedict XVI)?” I ask his secretary Mons. Alfred Xuereb, our friend since the days when he worked at the Lateran University. “The meekness … I’ve never seen this Pope lose his patience, raise his voice, or be aggressive … not even in the most difficult and painful circumstances of his heavy ministry. Pope Benedict is very controlled,  master of himself, polite and humane in the way he acts and in the way he speaks. In short, he is a meek and humble man.” Meekness is a virtue of which little is spoken. It is not to be identified with weakness, with deference, with resignation, with the renunciation of struggle; meekness wins the battles...