In the Bible it says the meek shall inherit the earth.
It’s hard not to bristle a little when you hear that.
We hear words like meek and humble and think of the perennial doormat that doesn’t think enough of themself to stand up for what they believe in.
I went in search of something around the topic of humility and found this short excerpt:
One of the most powerful prayers in the midst of suffering I have read was uncovered from the horrors of Ravensbruck concentration camp. Ravensbruck was a concentration camp built in 1939 for women. Over 90,000 women and children perished in Ravensbruck, murdered by the Nazis. Corrie Ten Boom, who wrote The Hiding Place, was imprisoned there too. The prayer, found in the clothing of a dead child, says:
O Lord, remember not only the men and woman of good will, but also those of ill will. But do not remember all of the suffering they have inflicted upon us: Instead remember the fruits we have borne because of this suffering, our fellowship, our loyalty to one another, our humility, our courage, our generosity, the greatness of heart that has grown from this trouble. When our persecutors come to be judged by you, let all of these fruits that we have borne be their forgiveness.
I think that is the kind of behavior the Bible is talking about.
The kind of humility and meekness it takes to write something like that is hard to imagine.
It’s easy to read something like this and feel bad. Hard to live up to those kind of standards, so why even try?
Why try? Prayers like this one are proof that better is out there. We are capable of amazing things.
Use this as inspiration to get started on your own amazing thing.
Make it a great day.