Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the land.
-Matthew 5:5-

The word “praos,” translated as “meek,” originally meant “becoming tamed, as a wild animal is tamed,” suggesting a capacity for going against all natural resentfulness and passion and anger. Read this way, far from fostering a slave-like mentality, the Sermon on the Mount recommends developing the inner strength to manage one’s automatic reactions and aversions in order to reach in oneself a level called the Kingdom of Heaven.
-Maurice Nicoll Pogson-