Blessed are the Meek; For they shall inherit the earth… Matthew 5:5
When I was a child, I read the bible cover to cover because I was searching for meaning. I wanted to search for something that was real and good and I remembered a lot, but this phrase stuck with me for many years.
If people could remember one thing…to think twice before you get angry, think twice before you say the wrong thing. Be mindful of all your actions and most importantly… have empathy. To truly love you must have empathy.
It’s hard to not be angry sometimes, but the more empathy you have, the more you will think about what the other person may be going through. We tend to think of ourselves… what we want, what we need, what’s good for us. All you have to do is turn it outward. Instead, think… what do they want, what do they need, what is good for them.
Lately, I am surrounded by bullying, people bullying others, fighting, the friction, the pettiness. When people are meek, they are open to the vultures, the bullies, the takers, the opportunists. The meek is tortured, abused and people take advantage of them.
Protect the meek. They will inherit the earth. Be merciful. Have empathy.