This is a blog about the intersection of Economics, Politics, Theology, Social Society and Religion.
According to Wikipedia, “Economics is a social science concerned with the factors that determine the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services.” The entry goes on to state that, “besides the traditional concern in production, distribution, and consumption in an economy, economic analysis may be applied throughout society, as in business, finance, healthcare, and government. Economic analyses may also be applied to such diverse subjects as crime, education, the family, law, politics, religion, social institutions, war, science and the environment.”
Economics has been called the worldly philosophy because it is at once rooted in hard data and verifiable statistics and the more human disciplines of psychology, sociology and the social contract that holds us all together. In short, economics is the study of how everything, including physical reality, rational thought, morality and the emotional connections of humankind, relates to everything else.
Meekness on the other hand is an old Bible word that has all but lost its meaning. According to Merriam-Webster the word meek is defined as, having or showing a quiet and gentle nature, not wanting to fight or argue with other people. It has come to mean submission and the absence of strength or power. A sick kitten is said to be meek. But this definition is sadly distorted.
The original definition of meekness placed more emphasis on voluntary submission in order to achieve greater results. The idea of power under control, gentle assertion, and mutual partnership is meekness. Not a sick kitten, but a tame horse.
This blog is called The Meekonomics Project. As I endeavor to write commentary on weighty matters I hope I can be both assertive and respectful. When Jesus said the meek shall inherit the earth I believe he had this idea in mind. The idea that meekness, placing our power under mutual submission and creating communities of partnership, would lead to a cooperative, dare I say utopian, society. A society based on cooperation, bereft of war, striving for the common good.
Welcome to The Meekonomics Project. Let’s go inherit the earth.