“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.”
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be
filled. This beatitude prompts a look at our heart’s desire. What hungers and
desires operate within us? Which of them commands our utmost loyalty?
– John W. Miller
Great are you, O Lord, and exceedingly worthy of praise; your power is
immense, and your wisdom beyond reckoning. And so we men, who are part
of your creation, long to praise you – we also carry our mortality about with
us, carry the evidence of our sin and with it the proof that you thwart the
proud. You arouse us so that praising you may bring us joy, because you
have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you.
– St. Augustine
It is the desire for God which is the most fundamental appetite of all, and it is
an appetite we can never eliminate. We may seek to disown it, but it will not
go away. If we deny that it is there, we shall in fact only divert it to some
other object or range of objects. And that will mean that we invest some
creature or creatures with the full burden of our need for God, a burden
which no creature can carry.
– Simon Tugwell