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)