By Todd Fife
Seeley Lake Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 

Blessed Are the Meek


February 15, 2018

When Jesus taught the Sermon on the Mount, He began with the Beatitudes. These are the ‘blessed are the’…verses found in the fifth chapter of Matthew. These describe the Christ-like attributes that I imagine He is asking us to develop—He being perhaps the perfect example of each.

When I read “blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth’, I feel a bit confused as it appears to be somewhat of an oxymoron. I am confused because I don’t think of Christ as being meek—at least in the sense that I understand it today.

We have a tendency to link the word meek with the wo...

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