Back when the Beatles were in business, they occasionally wrote songs that they themselves thought of as “throwaways,” meaning that they didn’t really think much of the songs themselves and yet, often these songs turned out to be hits, resonating with their fans.
I have to admit that occasionally, I consider some of my posts to be “throwaways” – something that I post because I can’t think of anything else at the moment and, it almost never fails, such posts get more response than posts I thought were deeply profound!
Yesterday’s post on Meekness was one such example. I was out of town for a couple of days and realized I needed something to post in my absence so I gathered a few thoughts on meekness that I recently compiled and posted them. I’ve received some nice responses on that post but the most interesting one came via email from Elaine:
A meek horse is one who is sensitive to his master’s reigns. Perhaps this fits your article about meekness.
Yours in Christ,
Elaine Hrinda C.R.E., St. Angela Merici Parish, White Oak, PA
I did a little research to find out what she was referring to and immediately came across this post about Meekness and war horses which I found to be very informative. It reinforces the notion that meekness is not weakness but is the art of mastering one’s power.