Thought of the Day February 27, 2018 Meekness of Jesus

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Father Raniero Cantalamessa in one of his reflections on the Beatitude on meekness said the following. “The maximum proof of Christ's meekness is in his passion. There is no wrath, there are no threats: ‘When he was reviled he did not revile in return, when he suffered, he did not threaten’ (1 Peter 2:23). This trait of the person of Christ was so stamped in the memory of his disciples that Paul, wanting to swear by something dear and sacred in his second letter to the Corinthians writes: ‘I entreat you by the meekness and the gentleness of Christ" (2 Corinthians 10:1). But Jesus did much more than give us an example of heroic meekness and patience; he made of meekness and nonviolence the true sign of greatness. This will no longer mean holding oneself alone above, above the crowd, but to humble oneself to serve and elevate others. On the cross, St. Augustine says, the true victory does not consist in making victims of others but in making oneself a victim.” Do we seek to have the same attitude as Jesus?

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