Thursday, April 10, 2008

The people this Beatitude (Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied) describes are those who are not content with things as they are and refuse to stifle the restlessness of heart that points man to something greater and so sets him on the inward journey to reach it- rather like the wise men from the East, seeking Jesus, the star that shows the way to truth, to love, to God. The people meant here are those whose interior sensitivity enables them to see and hear that God sends into the world to break the dictatorship of convention.

- Pope Benedict XVI Jesus of Nazareth (Chapter Four, page 91)

Break the Conventions, Keep the Commandment

-G.K. Chestertion Manalive

1 comment:

Hans Lundahl said...

"The people this Beatitude (Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied) describes are those who are not content with things* as they are and refuse to stifle the restlessness of heart that points man to something greater and so sets him on the inward journey to reach it"

*substitute "themselves" for "things"

and substitute "fasting, praying and almsgiving" to "setting out on an inward journey"

otherwise the quote is traditional

"hunger for justice" also means "hunger for Him who is the Sun of Justice" i e for the Eucharist