“Blessed are the gentle: they shall have the earth as inheritance.” (Mt 5: 4)
Three years ago, we made a stop in New Zealand before going to World Youth Day in Australia. During one of our outings, I entered a sheep corral with a group of kids and suddenly one of the larger sheep rushed toward us with his head down. My first reaction was to run, but then I remembered that it was a sheep! Sure enough, as it approached, it slowed down and gently walked towards us looking for a little affection.
Christ himself was referred to as the “Lamb of God”, and he was truly meek and humble of heart. We need to ask Christ for this grace of gentleness and meekness, because for some of us, it can certainly be a struggle!