Matthew 5:5 – Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_5:5
“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.”
Interesting to read the interpretations.
Especially fascinated by the possibilty of “meek” referring to either “the powerless” or to “wielding power without harshness”. [Hinges on how to interpret the original greek word that was used in the scriptures.]
“With great power comes great responsibility”?
Even though “power corrupts”?
Those seeking power often do so ruthlessly, seeking “Greatness”. Whatever good intentions they have are dirtied, undercut by the evils small and large they do, or get others to do for them, either on thier way to getting power, or when they are exercising what power they’ve gained.
Worth a re-listen:
Faith in Fantasy [& Sci-Fi][Excellent “round table” involving discussion of religion, morality, and ethics and visions of Humanity in sci-fi and fantasy fiction, discussed by a Christian Pastor, Jewish Rabbi, and a Muslim Imam. : https://www.imaginaryworldspodcast.org/faith-in-fantasy.html
How Can This Possibly Be True? (Ep. 236) [The “I, Pencil” episode. Global supply chains, Globalism, Capitalism.] – Freakonomics Freakonomics: http://freakonomics.com/podcast/i-pencil/
Two (Totally Opposite) Ways to Save the Planet (Ep. 346) [The “Environmental-Conservationist “Prophets” versus the Techno-Optimist “Wizards” episode.] – Freakonomics Freakonomics: http://freakonomics.com/podcast/save-the-planet/
Is the Government More Entrepreneurial Than You Think? (Ep. 348) [The episode reminding us that government programs involving defense, energy/communication/transportation infrastructure, and funding scientific research/education have been hugely beneficial to the private sector and the public.] – Freakonomics Freakonomics: http://freakonomics.com/podcast/mariana-mazzucato/
Yes, the American Economy Is in a Funk — But Not for the Reasons You Think (Ep. 240) [Good “thumbnails” covering the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd “Industrial Revolutions”, where we are now, where we might be headed.] – Freakonomics Freakonomics: http://freakonomics.com/podcast/american-growth/
Why Is This Man Running for President? (Ep. 362) [Andrew Yang: a private sector entrepreneur I’d actually vote for if he ran for President.] – Freakonomics Freakonomics: http://freakonomics.com/podcast/andrew-yang/
In Praise of Maintenance (Ep. 263 Rebroadcast) – Freakonomics Freakonomics: http://freakonomics.com/podcast/in-praise-of-maintenance-rebroadcast/
Thinking Is Expensive. Who’s Supposed to Pay for It? (Ep. 307) – Freakonomics Freakonomics: http://freakonomics.com/podcast/thinking-expensive-who-pay/
Green New Deal FINAL [a resolution, general guide] – Document Viewer : NPR: https://apps.npr.org/documents/document.html?id=5729033-Green-New-Deal-FINAL
Despite Few Details And Much Doubt, The Green New Deal Generates Enthusiasm : NPR: https://www.npr.org/2019/02/08/692508990/despite-few-details-and-much-doubt-the-green-new-deal-generates-enthusiasm
U.N. Climate Report Offers Grim New Forecast : NPR: https://www.npr.org/2018/10/08/655360909/grim-forecast-from-u-n-on-global-climate-change
Midwest Farmers Will Bear The Brunt Of Climate Change, Federal Report Says | Here & Now: https://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2018/11/28/climate-change-midwest-farmers
As Rates Rise, Cleveland Water And Sewer Grapples With Affordability | News | ideastream: https://www.ideastream.org/news/as-rates-rise-cleveland-water-and-sewer-grapples-with-affordability