Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. Matt 5:6
How often do we hear the following statement?: “I am starving!” Kids, for instance, use the expression all the time. It is common, but misplaced.
So few of us really know the feeling of starvation. Nevertheless, Jesus’ words are simply relevant. Food and water are so basic to our daily survival. When viewed through that lens, an appetite for the righteousness of God is Jesus’ deeper point. The analogous promise is just as clear. Satisfaction! The purity of justice that will come at the Kingdom reign of Christ is pictured in this Beatitude. It requires eyes of faith to believe with confidence that it is coming and to not be too quickly satisfied with the lesser options.