A continuation on our series on the beatitudes:
Blessed are the meek, and Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness. Aren't these in contradiction? Which is it- are we to be meek and patient and gentle in the face of a world that has hurt us and will probably do so again, or are we to be honest about our dissatisfaction with so many things? Don't tell me the truth lies somewhere in the middle. Ok! It doesn't. It lies in being both to the utmost. That's where we can encounter the joy and full aliveness that comes from God knows where.
Blessed are the meek: for they will inherit the earth. (Matthew 5:5)
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness: for they will be filled. (5:6)