Date: December 2, 2014 Author: Len Corcoran
BLESSED ARE THE MEEK, FOR THEY SHALL INHERIT THE LAND Part 4
“When asking a favor of some person of Importance would anyone be so ill-mannered and thoughtless as not first to consider how best to address him in order to make a good impression and give him no cause for offense?”
– St. Teresa of Avila
Those who are meek never present themselves as being right and the other person being wrong. This initiation of a position dispels defensiveness in the other person. Essential! Eliminate “judgment” by saying “I” think, feel, suggest, in my opinion, etc. Unstated or not, the invitation is for them to say what they think, feel, suggest options, give an opinion, etc.
“Never let evil talk pass your lips; say only the good things people need to hear, things that will really help them. Do nothing that will sadden the Holy Spirit with whom you were sealed against the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, all passion and anger, harsh words, slander, and malice of every kind. In place of these, be kind to one another, compassionate, and mutually forgiving, just as God has forgiven you in Christ.”