When I first heard about “the meek” I suppose it was from Mathew 5:5, “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.” The Course says a few things about “the Meek”. T-2.II.7, “It is hard to believe a defense that cannot attack is the best defense. 4 This is what is meant by “the meek shall inherit the earth.”
Sometimes I like to look up words in the dictionary before truly soaking in the meaning with the Course. For example, when I was a young child, and I first heard the word meek, I thought it meant “week.” However, it means “Patient and non-violent and non-boastful.”
I picture for myself, sometimes, when I have earned my greatest achievements. Sometimes under great pain. It has happened when I don’t focus on the goal. I know the goal is there, and I want to achieve it, but I just do the next step that needs to be done. When I do this, in my own life, great things can come. It can take time, but certainly, some goals can morph instantly on me to an end result. Time is not the element here.
When I just focus on the next step, I am not wasting energy trying to talk about what I’m doing. I’m not wasting energy trying to defend what I’m doing. I just do it. Some of my achievements, have come with great respect and help from others. The “I” when I say “I” did something, is really the divine spirit working through all situations supporting my efforts to an end result. It really is a “we” and this is probably true humbleness.
Above all else, don’t you want to be meek today?
The Course mentions with meek,” “It is hard to believe a defense that cannot attack is the best defense” Now that we know what meek is, come tonight to learn more about this comment. It’s a secret sauce.