The Third Beatitude
Blessed are the meek,
for they shall inherit the earth.
To be meek means to be gentle and kind. A meek person exhibits self-control. It is a person who is kind and considerate to others, even to those who oppose him, who is easily approachable, not prideful or resentful, not temperamental or harsh. It does not imply that a person is weak. But it portrays a man who willfully and joyfully considers his own life worth nothing, when compared to the greatness of God. To be meek is a hard characteristic to have. It's something that we must ask God to help us with. The reward is great. Jesus says the meek "shall inherit the earth." What an amazing promise and reward! The meek will be heirs of the Kingdom of God!