“But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it” Deuteronomy 30:14
If we take the time to watch, really watch, the wisdom we might glean from the meek in our society, the children, the poor, disenfranchised, homeless, and aged.
What might we learn?
What can they teach us?
They teach us about the impermanence of ownership, the corruption of waste, the despair of isolation, the need of friendship and the desire to be seen.
They have learned to give all they have to their neighbour because it is theirs to give and when they in turn have need, they trust – no – they know that their neighbour will share will the in turn.
They live near to God.
So look with eyes to see and a mind open to learning from these the meek in our society.
Learn from them how to give and receive in love.
How to find joy, companionship and worth that is separate from what we own, what we consume, separate from the identities we have created for ourselves.
And the meek will he teach his way.
Lectionary readings: Deuteronomy 30:9-14, Psalm 25: 1 -10, Colossians 1:1 -14, Luke 10: 25 -37.