Guess why the meek inherit the earth?
Because after God destroys the haughty and the arrogant, the meek are the only ones left standing.
Adam, Noah, Job, the Israelites, Peter, Paul, Jesus--the second Adam...
and I, who crawled out of the crater of my arrogant life. Humbled and barely alive. But barely alive in the sense a new born baby is barely alive: not because I had almost died, but because I had barely lived. And like every newborn thing, at the sound of my first cry, an inheritor of the whole earth.