“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.
These words are addressed to those of God’s children who have been pierced with the arrow of infinite desire, who yearn for God with a yearning that has overcome them, who long with a longing that has become pain.
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they will be filled.”
A dead body feels no hunger and the dead soul knows not the pangs of holy desire. “If you want God,” said the old saint, “you have already found Him.” Our desire for fuller life is proof that some life must be there already….
“As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.”
The soul is the seat of our affections. What the eyes behold the soul pursues. Those who set their affections upon heavenly things know the longing, seeking and pursuit for God. Those who behold earthly things, lust and desire after the things of the world and the praise of men know nothing of heavenly things. It is not difficult to discern the true longing of any heart for it cannot hide the thing it desires most.
“For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also”
The heart of a life is revealed in the thing it covets.
“Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth”