See How Far We’ve Come

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I checked with some of my theologian friends to make sure it isn’t just me who has a problem with the popular definition of meekness.

When meekness is defined as “strength under control,” the emphasis is misplaced. It would be more appropriate to say that meekness is a demonstrated acknowledgment of—or reliance on—another’s strength. For Jesus and his followers, meekness demonstrates that we rely on God’s greater purposes and power. OUR strength or weakness is incidental.

My definition of meekness needs work. It isn’t as memorable as that popular, but problematic definition. If only I knew a poet….

#meekness #christiannationalism #thisisnot #thekingdomofgod

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