This is part of a continuing series on the Beatitudes – “Blessed are the meek.”
In this short Espresso Shot podcast, I examine the third Beatitude from Matthew 5:5: “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.”
This Among Women podcast continues to explore the inspiration we have in Jesus with respect to the Beatitudes as it applies to meekness — often not a popular position to take, if one looks at the modern world. But Jesus’ words are almost always countercultural and with his words we look at how we experience meekness as Christians. It is both a call to trust and rely on God, and to serve others. Finally we see how this beatitude is one that even great saints have struggled with — but they made it heaven! So, we close with a prayer from the heart of St. Thérèse of Lisieux (listed below).
Here’s a prayer that closes the podcast:
Prayer of St. Thérèse of Lisieux
Dear Lord, Thou knowest my weakness.
Each morning I resolve to be humble, and in the evening I recognize that I have often been guilty of pride.
The sight of these faults tempts me to discouragement;
yet I know that discouragement is itself but a form of pride.
I wish, therefore, O my God, to build all my trust upon Thee.
As Thou can do all things, deign to implant in my soul this virtue which I desire,
and to obtain it from Thy Infinite Mercy, I will often say to Thee:
“Jesus, Meek and Humble of Heart, make my heart like unto Thine.”
Want to listen to the Beatitudes series?
AW Espresso Shot #36: The Beatitudes — an overview
AW Espresso Shot #37: The Beatitudes: Blessed are the poor in spirit
AW Espresso Shot #38: The Beatitudes: Blessed are those who mourn
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