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Keep That Hunger!Minister Mosea HarrisMathew 5:6 NIVBlessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. “I hope you get your fill to eat, but always keep that hunger” is a line from the song, "I Hope You Dance" recorded by Lee Ann Womack, also re-recorded by Gladys Knight. I believe this line captures the very ongoing nature of the type of Hunger and Thirst Jesus is talking about in his message in verse 6 of the Beatitudes, the intro section of his Sermon on the Mount. For those of us living in excess, which is most of us living in the United States, it might be difficult to understand the depth or height of the kind of hunger and thirst Jesus is referring to in this part of the sermon. Although I have missed a meal or two, I can’t say that I have ever experienced hunger or thirst to the point of being in pain. Jesus is referring to that kind of hunger, the kind of hunger that triggers a yearning deep within the spirit to the point of hurt. Jesus says to the disciples, you are blessed if you have an ardent and ongoing desire for Righteousness. The righteousness Jesus is referring to is simply right over wrong, it is synonymous with Goodness, Decency, Fairness, Integrity, Honesty, Truth, and Justice. In this sermon, Jesus is preaching a message of instruction and hope. It is instructive in that it sets an expectation for God’s people and it is encouraging in that it places before us the promise of a positive ending. As we watch over the landscape and see in the United States laws and policy being implemented and shifted to inhibit some people from voting, predicated upon a lie it creates cramps in the spirit of those who desire right over wrong. When we see laws being implemented all over the country to outlaw the teaching of basic truth of our history in this country it triggers deep thirst within the spirit of those who desire Goodness and integrity. When we observe the inequities in healthcare and education, the intentional disinvestment in certain communities, the unjust justice system, it is enough to make those who have a heart for the oppressed feel famished for justice. Yes, we are hungry and thirsty and famished for justice and fairness but the Good news is that we are blessed. While we are working towards creating a better reality, a better world we must keep the hunger and thirst and be encouraged because as the preacher said, “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it is bent towards justice. “Jesus promises us that we shall be filled in this reality or in the heavenly realm. PRAYER:Most awesome and able God of life, love, peace, and hope, we thank you for the hunger and thirst. It lets us know that we are alive. Remind us oh lord to keep the hunger because this kind of hunger and thirst is healthy. Strengthen and protect us as we work towards creating a better reality and being an instrument of hope and peace in this world. THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:Be encouraged, for our work and yearning for righteousness places us in the category of those who are blessed! ...
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