Jesus wants his followers to live life to the full. (“I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” John 10:10).
But our enjoyment of life should be in a spirit of gratitude and humility. Real humility is not weakness. Meekness and gentleness are not cowardice. Humility arises from genuine self-awareness, while meekness and gentleness arise from compassion.
We need these qualities if we are to live at peace with each other. We need them if we are to help others and be helped by them.
They are essential qualities if we are serious about changing the world to better reflect the will of God.