All of us as humans tend to react negatively to problem situations. One common reaction is to give up: I can't handle it. Everything is too threatening. We tend to see ourselves as grasshoppers and our failures or problems as giants that are about to squash us. From this feeling of impending defeat, we may react in one of two ways. One way is to withdraw from the reality of the defeat. We can withdraw mentally by spending most of our time day dreaming or hallucinating. Or we may withdraw physically by becoming a social dropout. Or we might withdraw morally by living in continual sin. Or we might withdraw permanently by committing suicide. Another way we seek to escape failure is to retaliate. We want to go down fighting. Our weapons might be our tongues or our fists. We lash out in our hurt and pain, hoping our pain will go away if we inflict pain on others. These tactics for escaping our failures are not new. On one occasion James and John wanted to burn a whole village in order to wipe out the prejudices which those people felt against them (Lk 9:51-54). They felt that was the way to take care of the sins of society. Jesus made its clear to us in the Beatitudes that we are to recognize our failures (poor in spirit), that we are to take responsibility for our failures and mourn them, and that we are to remain calm and in control. Blessed are the gentle (meek), the word meekness pictures an inner attitude that results in controlled reactions. The original word is related to two Gothic words which mean to love (fryon) and to be a friend (freund). Meekness is the quality of being a loving friend when faced with unpleasant circumstances. The Greeks used the word to describe soothing things: smooth winds, tame animals, and calm people. Meekness is the mark of wisdom from above (James 3:17). The world does not think of being meek in the face of opposition or disappointment the world thinks using brute force is the only way. This is the problem we are having today no one knows the real meaning of meekness. The church seem like it has lost the true meaning of meekness and because of this the world is in a tumor situation. No more love, children have lost respect for parents and love has waxes cold.