AS WE LEARN to be empowered in our gentleness, open to God, one another, ourselves, by our very existence we expand the realm of the meek, who have been promised the whole earth. And even now, even before the realm of the open, the gentle, the expectant, covers the earth, as each of us individually opens to and enters into God’s gentle power, we already have inherited the earth of God’s vision. We already are rooted and grounded in the world of God’s will.
—Flora Slosson Wuellner, Forgiveness the Passionate Journey: Nine Steps of Forgiving through Jesus’ Beatitudes (Upper Room Books, 2001)
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Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
—Matthew 5:5 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
Holy One, give me guidance to listen, clarity to address my pain, and strength to forgive.
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