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    By Jean S. Horner
    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...


 

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June 22, 2011 - The Might of the Meek

By Doug Clay

“Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth” (Matthew 5:5, NIV).

The story is told of a group of motorcycle riders who roared up to a little restaurant, gunning their engines and drawing a lot of attention.

A mild-mannered truck driver sat in the corner eating by himself. One of the rowdies walked over to the truck driver, picked up a plate of spaghetti, and dumped it in the truck driver’s lap. He then took the guy’s drink and poured it over his head. “You guys think you own the road!” he threatened.

The truck driver didn’t do a thing. He just got up, brushed himself clean, paid his bill, and walked out.

The bullying motorcyclist said to the cashier, “Not much of a man, is he?!”

“Nope, and not much of a truck driver either,” the cashier replied. “He just ran over 12 choppers out there!”

The meaning of meekness? To keep your strength under control.

The choice? It’s coming to a place where you don’t overreact to people, but you remain self-controlled.

When you’re meek, you don’t have to fight battles where winning doesn’t make any difference. You don’t have to always weigh in and give your two-cents’ worth. After all, Solomon said, “A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger” (Proverbs 15:1).

Take a few moments and think about some areas where you can show meekness.

— Doug Clay is general treasurer of the Assemblies of God.

 

 

 

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