Blessed are they who are meek and humble,
They will inherit the earth.
Bless us, O Lord, make us meek and humble;
Bless us, O Lord, our God.
We Are the Light of the World
What a peculiar request and how entirely different from anything we really ask for. Often enough I suppose, we do ask to be humble. But who asks to be meek? I honestly can’t say I ever have. In fact, I can’t say that I often pray to have any of the characteristics listed in the beatitudes. They mostly sound uncomfortable, even if the the sorrowful will be comforted. It is certainly fantastic to consider the beatitudes of more than a statement of reassurance for the less fortunate as perhaps a statement of where we ought to be.