The Violence of Communism vs the Meekness of Christ

Which is right-the violence of communism or the meekness of Christ? Communism says meekness is weakness. But that is because it does not understand the meaning of Christian meekness. Meekness is not cowardice; meekness is not an easygoing temperament, sluggish and hard to arouse; meekness is not a spineless passivity, which allows everyone to walk over us. No! Meekness is self-possession. That is why the reward of meekness is possession. A weak person can never be meek, because he is never self-possessed; meekness is that virtue that controls the combative, violent, and pugnacious powers of our nature, and it is therefore the best and noblest road to self-realizations. 

(Fulton J. Sheen, “The Cries of Jesus from the Cross”, Sophia 2018, Page 008)

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