Letters: The Power of Meekness

I am grateful for Margaret Atwood’s reflections on the “Blessed are the meek” beatitude in “What about the Meek?” (January 2015). I would like to add an interpretation of these words from The Prayers of the Cosmos that has been transformative for me: “Healthy are those who have softened what is rigid within; they shall receive physical vigor and strength from the universe.” I embody this beatitude when I allow myself to soften anything that holds me tight—opinions, harshness, rigidity, judgment toward others and myself—making space for the gifts and blessings of all creation to enter and enliven my being. While it is not easy, Jesus’ invitation to healing is, for me, clear and empowering.

Anne Bosch
Travelers Rest, South Carolina

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