“Now the man Moses was very humble, more than all men who were on the face of the earth.” (Numbers 12:3)
The next characteristic which enabled Moses to meet God face to face is his calm nature; that too a calmness with Godliness. The faces of the world reflect anger and hatred. Even a routine affair of sending children to school becomes a tensed affair and the poor children are unable to answer the series of questions like where is your book? Where is your notebook where is your pen, pencil? And so on.
Jesus said during His Sermon on the Mount “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” (Mathew 5:5). Nethaji Subash Chandra Bose who fought for the Independence of India did not have belief in Ahimsa and Sathiyagraha. He said “without war and without shedding of blood we cannot achieve independence. If we beg the English men will not concede and he will never quit India.
But Gandhiji was of different view. He said “I have belief in what is said in Mathew 5:5. Jesus himself has said that those who possess humbleness will inherit the world. In that case why can’t we inherit India through non-violence? I will never resort to violent ways. I will inherit freedom through ahimsa and sathiyagraha.” And standing on his words, he achieved the goal too.
The character of Jesus Christ has been decorated with humbleness. “Behold, your King is coming to you, Lowly, and sitting on a donkey, A colt, the foal of a donkey.”‘ (Mathew 21:5). He never behaved like a lion or any other wild animal during his days on the earth. He was meek like a shepherd. From his birth to death he was reflecting the Godly image.
One woman who pretended to be humble gave her testimony like this. “I have been humbly and patiently tolerating all the troubles created by my neighbours. It is God who said ‘Fear not, you worm Jacob, I will help you’ comforts me.” One naughty boy who was hearing the witness wanted to test the woman whether she is really so humble or not. When she was boarding a bus, He slowly stamped one of her fingers and immediately she became so furious and began to shout and words of vulgarity came flowing from her mouth.
The youth said to the woman “you had been calling yourself as worm and all but the fact is that you are a furious cobra. “But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness. (I Timothy 6:11).
To meditate: “Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.” (Philippians 4:5)