The Fathers say that meekness stands between anger and love. And they add: “Let, gentleness not lead you to cowardice, nor love to carelessness.” So, we must use gentleness wisely, as it stands midway between anger and love. Not so meek as to tolerate blasphemy against God and His Gospel in the name of “love”, but also not rude and unforgiving, with rage or revenge against our brother [neighbor].
As for humility, the Fathers say that, it is Christ’s garment for taking on the human flesh for our salvation. Christ took on the fleshly righteous-passions as: hunger, thirst, pain, fatigue. As for the sinful passions, He did not have.
Elder Cleopas (of Romania)