Blessed are Those Who Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness!
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
The goods of this world, though they remain good, can be deceptive when you are a member of a fallen race. It is all too easy to speak as though we can live on bread alone and that (as postmodern professors never tire of saying) "Everything is about power." But when events such as we have faced in recent years rip away the veneer of consumerist comfort in which we enwrap ourselves we seek love and hope, not power. We discover again that meaning is for our souls what bread is for our stomachs. We find indeed that it is more vital to our life to know why we are alive than it is to merely extend life. We discover that we are desperate to know that there is goodness in the world and that we can know it, live it, and give it to our grandchildren. We find, in short, that we hunger and thirst for righteousness. Simply discovering that is to grow up in ways that philosophers and academics in the antique bastions of clever postmodernism called "American Universities" have yet to discover. If you hunger and thirst for righteousness, don't be afraid and don't be intimidated by the clever fool. You are not stupid for doing so. You are a grownup and a human being, not a talking head. And you will be satisfied.