Lesson 3 : Blessed are the Meek

What is up with being meek?  Can’t I just be proud of what I do and my accomplishments?  Do I have to live in a cave or as a homeless to experience the Kingdom of Heaven?  Not if we do it in a genuine way.  Jesus saw that many people live lives full of “superficial stuff”.  This is exactly what we experience in our modern world: Live the American Dream, have two jobs, buy the most expensive cars, be proud of your heritage, don’t accept “no” as an answer, fight for your rights, etc.  Isn’t all these what has been taught to us?  It sounds good, right?  But what exactly does it all lead us to?   It leads us to a selfish, complicated, self absorbing life.  Live life in a superficial manner, not settling for less.  This is dangerous.  It actually separate us more from others, and therefore, from God.  Jesus told us to follow his example, because he was meek (Mathew 11:29).  He also warned us from acting like the pharisees, who were self serving religious fanatics who worried mostly about appearance (Mathew 23). We must let go of all the superficial and artificial lifestyle, be ourself, and love others as ourself. Jesus warned us that if we don’t return to be like children, we will not enter the Kingdom of Heaven, because if we do, then we will be considered the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.  Sounds ironic, right?  And let us not worry about what God already knows we need, the material needs, but we should worry about living the Kingdom of Heaven instead (Mathew 6:25-34).   The same way Jesus did.  “Love one another as I have loved you”.

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About Noel

I am a person who has realized that the teachings of Jesus are centralized in the genuine care and service of others. I have evolved from fundamentalism to a moderate spiritual approach. I am a reflecting person who has grown to not fear doubt but to embrace it as a means to growth and increasing closeness to God. View all posts by Noel

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