Christ Himself was meek.
Come unto me,
all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest,
Take my yoke up
and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest unto your souls.
For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light (Matthew 11:28-30).
The Apostles of Christ also preached meekness. The Epistle of the Apostle James tells us--
Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you?
let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.
But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not,
and lie not against the truth.
This wisdom descendeth not from above,
but is earthly,
For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.
But the wisdom that is from above is first pure,
and easy to be entreated,
full of mercy and good fruits. . . . (James 3:13;17).
Let your moderation be known unto all men (Philippians 4:5),
exhorts the Apostle Paul.
He does not mean for us to be meek for show,
but rather that we strive so that meekness becomes a widely recognized quality for Christians.
The Apostle numbers meekness among the fruits of the spirit (Galatians 5:23).
Meekness is an unchangeable state of mind,
which remains the same in honor and dishonor.
Meekness consists in praying calmly and sincerely for a neighbor when he causes many turmoils.
Meekness is a rock overlooking the sea of anger, which breaks all the waves that dash against it, yet remains completely unmoved.
Meekness is the buttress of patience, the door, or rather, the mother of love, and the foundation of discernment,
for it is said: The Lord will teach the meek His ways (Psalm 24:9).
Meekness prepares us for the forgiveness of sins; it is boldness in prayer; an abode of the Holy Spirit.
But to whom shall I look?
Even to him that is meek and quiet. (Isaiah 66:2).
In the hearts of the meek the lord finds rest,
but a turbulent soul is a seat of the devil."
For this is thank worthy,
if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully.
For what glory is it,
if, when ye be buffeted for your faults,
ye shall take it patiently?
when you do well,
and suffer for it,
ye take it patiently,
this is acceptable with God.
For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us,
leaving us an example,
that ye should follow his steps: who did not sin,
neither was guile found in his mouth; who,
when he was reviled,
reviled not again; when he suffered,
he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously (I Peter 2:19;23).
By the commandment of meekness,
Christ foresaw not only such a possession of the earth.
The time will come,
when the earth in reality will belong to the meek. According to the word of the Apostle Peter,
we, according to his promise,
look for a new heaven and a new earth,
wherein dwelleth righteousness (II Peter 3:13).
By God's Judgement, the meek will become citizens of the Kingdom of Heaven,
which the Psalmist calls the land of the living.
I believe that I shall see the good things of the Lord in the land of the living (Psalm 26:15).
the prayerful instruction of the contemporary teacher of meekness, the Venerable Siluan of Athos:
The soul of the humble is like the sea; toss a stone into the sea and for a minute it slightly disturbs the surface, and then falls into its
So do afflictions drown in the heart of the humble man, because the Lord's power is with him.
Where dwellest thou,
O humble soul; and who liveth in thee; to what shall I liken thee?
Thou burnest brightly,
like the sun,
and burnest not out; but with thy warmth thou warmest all.
To thee belongeth the land of the meek,
according to the word of the Lord.
Thou art like unto a flowering garden,
in the heart of which there is a splendid home,
where the Lord doth love to abide.
Thee do heaven and earth love.
Thee do the holy Apostles,
Hierarchs and Venerable love.
Thee do the Angels,
Seraphim and Cherubim love.
doth the Most Pure Mother of the Lord love.
Thee doth the Lord love and rejoice over.