SERMON SHORT for 22nd, 2019

SERMON SHORT for 22nd, 2019

A hunger for righteousness

Matthew 5:6, Isaiah 58:6-9, Matthew 25:31-40

Jesus’ choice of words here are important. Hunger and thirst – two crucial needs of humans that must be met for our survival. Another word – righteousness- can take on different meanings. It can be about doing everything right to be right with God.  It also means doing everything right to be right with each other – justice. We do not have one without the other.

This beatitude challenges us in our very core – are we hungering for justice? If we are sincere in our hunger and thirst we will be satisfied – but only if we hunger and thirst for it like something vitally necessary for our survival.