by Elder David A. Bednar
The word meek has been given a bad rap. It now implies all those things this day and age is against. Things like quietness, timidity, shyness. But it actually isn’t that at all. And it is not a bad quality to acquire along the way either.
Someone once asked me what meekness was and I suggested they study Moses in the Bible. After all, “Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth” (Numbers 12:3) But really the best example of meekness would be to study the life of Christ. When I read the Gospels in the New Testament I don’t picture Jesus as quiet, timid, or shy. I do see Him as obedient, trustworthy, and faithful to His Father, our Almighty God.