Hunger and thirst
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.” - MATTHEW 5:6
Have you heard of the “rule of threes?” This rule states that we can go without air for about 3 minutes, without water for about 3 days, and without food for about 33 days. If that is the case, most of us have never experienced true physical thirst or hunger.
What Jesus is saying in this Beatitude is that we need to be thirsty for righteousness and develop a passion for moral living. If we have that kind of passion, our lives will be filled because we will be full of God, and full of Christ, and full of His Spirit. Life will definitely not be boring! There will be an excitement in our lives, and meaning, and peace. What are you thirsty for? What do you hunger for?