Monday, June 01, 2009
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be filled.
when i seriously get into a piece of work, i tend to forget everything else. i forget that i need to sleep. i forget that i need the loo, or to shower. and i forget to eat and drink.
maybe that's a bit like the beatitude.
because when we seriously get into the business of life, it's easy to forget about righteousness. it's certainly easy to not hunger and thirst for it, like how we hunger and thirst for food. hunger and thirst for food is habitual. it's routine and repetitive, and in a span of one day, we are physiologically reminded of it three maybe four times.
but righteousness is not like that, is it? who among us has a spiritual pop-up that reminds us, on a daily basis, that it's righteousness time?
yet, the beatitude is instinctive and daily. it's not implying something seasonal, or in spurts. godliness is an everyday thing.
blessed are those who long for godliness every day. they will have a meaningful life.
i'm amazed at the nourishment metaphor. jesus once said "my food is to do the will of him who sent me". that's his food. that's what he hungers and thirsts for. it's what nourishes him. fills him. satisfies him. satiates him.
doing the will of the father. that is food. like clockwork. hunger and thirst.
blessed are those who feel the need for God's work. they will never run dry.
Labels: bible, christianity
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