The Beatitudes reveal powerful meanings that are rarely understood. This deeper understanding can help you reclaim your inner power.
With permission of Carolyne Cathey, author, inspirational speaker and spiritual counselor. From her talk on “The Joy of the Beatitudes”. (Right sidebar audio player).
5:5 #3 Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
Meek doesn’t mean weak, wimpy, shyly cowering in silence. In Aramaic, the word translated as “meek” means literally those who have softened what is rigid inside. That means when we are rigid about our thinking we are not open to any other viewpoint, even God’s. In our rigidity, we block ourselves from receiving and experiencing the Real Truth, the Eternal Truth. When we soften inside, we become teachable.
Oh the god-like joy when we soften what is rigid inside and become teachable by the Divine, opening to and accepting the Eternal Truth, freeing us to experience the highest and best physical life possible while on planet earth. This is joy.
William Barclay’s Commentary on The Gospel of Matthew
The Hidden Gospel by Neil Douglas-Klotz
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