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Meekness is not Weakness! Quite the contrary. I think you have to be a strong person to be meek. It takes effort to set aside the natural man and to truly submit your will to Heavenly Father's will. I think of it kinda being like little toddlers, you know they want what they want, when they want it. Sometimes we can also be that way. We start caring more about what we want, or what the world says that we should want. But when it comes down to it, the thing that will make us the happiest and the thing that is the most important, is what our Heavenly Father wants of us.
So what does it mean to be meek? What does it mean to be humble? In Elder Neal A. "Maxwell article, Meekness—A Dimension of True Discipleship", found in the March 1983 Ensign he states, "The Greek rendition of the word meek in the New Testament, by the way, is “gentle and humble.”
Actually, meekness is not an attribute which is essential only in itself, said Moroni. It is also vital because one cannot develop those other crucial virtues—faith, hope, and charity—without meekness."
On the Gospel topics page on lds.org it states this about humility, "To be humble is to recognize gratefully our dependence on the Lord—to understand that we have constant need for His support. Humility is an acknowledgment that our talents and abilities are gifts from God. It is not a sign of weakness, timidity, or fear; it is an indication that we know where our true strength lies. We can be both humble and fearless. We can be both humble and courageous."
When looking for an example of meekness and humility there is not better example, then that of the Savior. His whole life was spent doing His Father's will. He knew that all He had, all He was, all He did, came from His Father.
In asking the question to myself, "How can having humility help us love as the Savior did?" These thoughts came to mind. When I humble myself and avoid judgement but instead try to look at others as they really are, sons and daughters of the same Heavenly Father. Loved by Heavenly Father unconditionally. Each son and daughter having no greater worth than the other, but having GREAT worth to the Father. Knowing this would I not also want to love as the Savior did. The world tries to tell us that money, beauty and prestige is what defines our worth, but it is a lie. The richest man on earth is of no greater worth then the poorest. The most educated is of no greater worth the the least educated. We are no better or less than another. So I guess what I am trying to say is that humility and meekness helps us filter through the lies that Satan throws at us daily, it helps us see others the way the Savior and our Heavenly Father sees them. My desire is to work each day to be more like my Savior, submitting my will and living my life the way my Heavenly Father knows best.
Gentle, Kind, Humble. These are all words that go along with this month's Visiting teaching Message. So I think anything having to do with hearts for kindness, a flower for gentle, humble could be a picture of the Savior washing His apostles feet.
Here is the link to previous Visiting Teaching Posts.