A Beautiful Example of Meek


I personally think that Madam Secretary is one of the most brilliant shows I’ve ever seen.  It is so refreshing to see a show in which the writers have created two main characters, Elizabeth and Henry McCord, who have high morals and the ability to act with integrity under intense pressure.  And furthermore, I love that the writers have created a couple with a dynamic, healthy, strong, passionate marriage in which they are truly partners with each other and not in competition with one another.

I bring up this show because, in episode 17 of the 4th season, there is a scene at minute 30:04 through 34:27 where the character Elizabeth McCord displays meek in the most beautiful powerful ways I have witnessed.  She is gentle, she is kind, she is strong, she is confident, and she is not a doormat. She is accused of being someone she isn’t and she could have used her “power” to belittle so that she could remain on top. But she didn’t. In speaking about meekness, Neal A. Maxwell said: “Not only are the meek less easily offended, but they are less likely to give offense to others.” And that is what this clip portrays. She was not easily offended, though she understandably could have been, and she did not give offense back to retaliate. I wish I could find a clip of just that moment. I have searched all over the internet for one but I have come up empty-handed. So, unfortunately, I am unable to provide you with that convenience. But if you have any interest in building upon your perspective of what meekness is, it will be worth your time and effort to find and locate that specific scene. Watching the whole episode I don’t think will be a waste of your time either.

Madam Secretary Season 4 Episode 17