Boy, did I love superheroes when I was a kid. In fact, so much so that I still love superhero movies. Powerful people working to right wrongs and bring justice to the world. In most cases they were always virtuous and operated out of the highest values. The best part of watching them on television was that they could save the world in half an hour with a flash of power and might.
In real life, most dramas are not solved in half an hour. As a matter of fact, real victories come with the passage of time. They come to moms and dads, husbands and wives, friends and coworkers who stay strong and steady through multiple storms. They are not flashy, they don’t win every battle, they just don’t waiver and they don’t go away. This type of strength is what the Bible calls meekness.
The assumed definition of meekness is a kind of wishy-washy door mat type of person..the kind of person who cannot and does not stand up for themselves. In actuality, meekness is the most essential quality of real-life superheroes – those who see the future and work for the greater good despite suffering and sacrifice. It is the quality that allowed Jesus to stand before His accusers and say nothing. Our salvation comes because Jesus saw a greater vision for our future. He chose to be our hero rather than save Himself in a moment of glory.
“Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.” – Matthew 5:5