Are we meek?

Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.”

Matthew 5:5

Who is the strongest, the smartest, the richest and the best looking? Am I less than or greater than you? Our tendency to do this math reveals a fragile sense of self, and insecurities about who we are.

This beatitude invites us to embrace our true selves. Reality is that we are all made in the the Divine image, endowed with infinite dignity and worth. We are all equal. Humility is the quiet confidence and strength that comes from being secure and at home with who you are— out of the game of making comparisons and striving to be on top.


Mark Scandrette is an author, activist, teacher and coach for leaders and teams who want to change the world from the inside out. He is one of the key creative shapers of the NINE BEATS Collective, an international project of artists and activists exploring – and seeking to practice – the beatitudes. Album & resources at


About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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