Once again in this, the third beatitude in Jesus' Sermon on the Mount, Jesus words strike us as utterly upside-down. "Blessed are the meek?" Really? "The meek inherit the earth?" Really? Meekness is radically misunderstood by most people. Far from meekness being weakness, meekness actually entails tremendous strength and results in incredible freedom for those who embody it. But remember, like the other beatitudes, meekness is not something we achieve; rather it is produced in us by the gospel through the power of the Spirit.