"Blessed are the meek; for they shall inherit the earth" Matthew 5:5 Quote by Billy Graham: Jesus in his characteristic way was saying something quite shocking and quite revolutionary to his listeners in these words, Happy are the meek. He was saying something quite the opposite to our modern concept of the way to happiness. We say, "Happy are the clever, for they shall inherit the admiration of their friend"; "Happy are the aggressive, for they shall inherit a career"; "Happy are the rich, for theyshall inherit a world of friends and a house full of modern gadgets." Jesus did not say, "Be meek and you shall inherit the earth." He, more than anyone else, knew that meekness was a gift of God, a result of rebirth. Jesus was not issuing a command in this Beatitude nor saying, You ought to be meek, that is the way to live." No!! He was saying that if we want to find the secret of happiness, that if we want to enjoy living, then meekness is the basic key. Prayer for this day: May I truly reflect your meekness in my life, Lord.