Our culture today teaches that we should put ourselves first, and that it is acceptable to be pushy or rude about getting our way. It is now part of our social makeup to verbally attack someone in public for the smallest things. We have developed behaviors like, “road rage” because we don’t like the way someone drives. On the school playground, “being a bully” seems the cool thing to do.
Looking back at the life of Christ, we see the examples he expressed through His lifestyle and the teachings he left for us in the scriptures. In Matthew 5:5 Christ said, “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth”. To many in our society a person who has meek characteristics is weak and pathetic.