Meekness is both completely misunderstood, and also under-emphasized as a beautiful quality to pursue. So let’s clear it up: Meekness is power under control. It is not synonymous with weakness (it just happens to rhyme with it so we get confused). In fact, it is fundamentally opposite of weakness. Meekness requires that one HAS power, but that they have their power under control, and that they use it promote, elevate, and help others around them – particularly those who have less power, influence, status, or prestige than they have.

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Let me ask you something: What’s the complaint you hear most from your friends, peers, and even your own words, about the pace of your life right now? Do you hear people complaining they have too little to do? Almost never. We are a culture that is overworked, overstressed, over-scheduled, and over-committed. What we need – what would make a real difference that would turn so many of our problems on their head as a culture – is real, actual, regular rest.

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