We hear an echo of these words of Jesus in Emma Lazarus’ poem which is engraved on the base of The Statue of Liberty.
"Takemy yoke upon you and learn from me for I am meek and humble of heart."
That's what happens when you as an English professor about the English language.
Weakness, by contrast, doesn't have the capacity to assert itself. It's the opposite of strength.
Take a moment to let the idea about meek vs. weak sink in.
Scripture says, “Soshe took her veil and covered herself.”
So, Rebekah chose to be meek. She chose to cover herself so that Isaac might not feel anxious our immediately pressured to accept her as his wife.
She wanted his choice to be his, just as her choice had been hers.
Scripture reports: “He took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her. So Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death.”
We may need to follow the good example of Rebekah and cover ourselves with a metaphorical veil for a time, just until the anxiety level decreases and trust increases.