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Ten Concepts, book by H. H. Pope Shenouda III

53- The importance of meekness

 

St-Takla.org Image: Contemporary Saints: Father Endarawos El Samoily, H. G. Bishop Mina Avva Mina and Abount Salib of St. Mina Monastery, Mariout صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: قديسين معاصرين: أبونا أندراوس الصموئيلي، نيافة الحبر الجليل الأنبا مينا آفا مينا، و القمص صليب من دير مارمينا بمريوط

St-Takla.org Image: Contemporary Saints: Father Endarawos El Samoily, H. G. Bishop Mina Avva Mina and Abount Salib of St. Mina Monastery, Mariout

صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: قديسين معاصرين: أبونا أندراوس الصموئيلي، نيافة الحبر الجليل الأنبا مينا آفا مينا، و القمص صليب من دير مارمينا بمريوط

The most beautiful verses on the importance of gentleness or meekness are :

The words of the Lord Christ - glory be to him, "Learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls" (Matt. 11:29). All perfection existed in the Lord Christ, yet He concentrated on gentleness in the first place and revealed that it is a cause of rest for the soul.

St. Paul the Apostle introduced gentleness as a fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5:23).

St. James the Apostle said, "Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom" (James 3:13).

In the Beatitudes, the Lord mentioned it at the beginning, "Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth" (Matt. 5:5).

In the Psalms meekness is beatified in many places among which is: "But the meek shall inherit the earth, And shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace" (Ps. 37:11).

St. Peter the Apostle, speaking about the adornment of women, said, "the incorruptible ornament of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God" (1 Pet. 3:4).

Since gentleness or meekness is of such importance let us inquire:

What is meekness and what are the attributes of the meek?


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