Shall the Meek Inherit the Earth?

Abstract Art Found in the Orion Nebula, Credit: NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScIAURA)

Abstract Art Found in the Orion Nebula, Credit: NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScIAURA)

Those of you with Christian backgrounds may recall the Beatitudes presented by Jesus during his Sermon on the Mount. They are all wonderful sayings by which to live a spiritual life.

One of my favorites is “Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth.” This beatitude has been interpreted from the original Greek in a number of slightly different ways. For example, “earth” has also been interpreted to mean the Kingdom of Heaven which gives the beatitude a decidedly spiritual meaning. Alternate translations of the word “meek” include humble, gentle, and poor.

This beatitude could be interpreted as a prophesy of things to come, or simply as a statement of the most desirable sort of spiritual (and human) disposition. I favor the latter possibility. Although, I suppose, it is possible that all of the power hungry egotists could end up wiping each other out, leaving us “meek,” but not weak, spiritual people to transform humanity and save the earth.

I see meek or humble people as having great strength, self confidence, and restraint. They have a certainty that they are on the right path regardless of what others may think. Humble people understand that any talents they may have are gifts from God, and as such, credit should be given to Him whenever they are applied with good effect.

I believe that we should add humility and gentleness to our list of characteristics that describe spiritual persons. Who would be better than the “meek” to make the Kingdom of Heaven a reality on earth?

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2 comments on “Shall the Meek Inherit the Earth?

  1. Alma says:

    I agree with you, once again! 🙂 The humble and meek are misunderstood. It’s easy to mistake silence with ignorance, and calmness with fear or apathy. Instead, as you wrote, it’s more often that silence and calmness are a representation of inner peace, faith, understanding, and restraint. I believe that these desirable characteristics are also a reflection of a higher vibratory rate. (If I could, I’d like to make a few admitted generalizations just to exercise a point. These are just personal beliefs; that is all.) People who mope and grope about Life are sluggish, and therefore their natural vibrational frequency feels quite slow and low. However, the humble can easily and efficiently move through life from moment to moment – indicating that they are vibrating at a higher natural frequency. It is my belief that the higher your frequency, the more aligned you are with Spirit (as Spirit resonates at a very high frequency being that it is largely non-physical).

    Therefore, with the Biblical quote, I believe its interpretations CAN be quite numerous! Personally, I can interpret it as “these are the best qualities for which to strive,” as “the more people with these qualities, the better the physical world may become,” or even as, “these qualities will allow your natural vibration to highten, thus propelling you closer and closer to Spirit, whether in the phyisical or etherial realm.” Regardless, when I read that verse, I view it more as a parable than anything else, although it CAN be quite literal as well!

    Another great post! Thank you again for allowing me to ramble in the comments section. 🙂 It helps me focus on learning!

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