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On Meekness:

Meekness is a mind consistent amid honor or dishonor. Meekness prays quietly and sincerly for a neighbor however troublesome he may be. Meekness is a rock looking out over a sea of anger which breaks the waves which comes crashing on it and it stays entirely unmoved. Meekness is the bulwark of patience, the door, indeed the mother of love, and the foundation of discernment. For it is said: "The Lord will teach his ways to the meek" (Ps. 24:9). And it is meekness that earns pardon for our sins, gives confidence to our prayers and makes a place for the Holy Spirit. "To whom shall I look if not the meek and the peaceful?" (Isa. 66:2).

St. John Climacus, The Ladder Of Divine Ascent, Step 24, p.214