We donâ€™t hear the word meek used much, except maybe when reading about Moses or studying the Beatitudes. Itâ€™s not hard to figure out why, either. Meekness is defined as â€śenduring injury with patience and without resentment.â€ť No wonder we donâ€™t hear much about it; itâ€™s hardly a trait well respected in cultures today. Sometimes the Bible translates this word as â€śhumble.â€ť Again, humility
isnâ€™t a character trait seen as desirable by most cultures either.
But meekness, enduring injury with patience and without resentment, is one of the most powerful characteristics of Jesus and His followers. And yet, itâ€™s not an end in itself: meekness of spirit can be a powerful weapon in the hands of those who are in the midst of pain and suffering. Indeed, the crucible is a great place to learn meekness of heart, for through our own meekness and broken places we can be powerful witnesses for God.
Panel members: Lorraine McDonald, Beverly Brown and guest panelist: Dr Conrad Vine
Hosted by: Lorraine McDonald
Aired: Saturday 3 September 2022 9am-11am