It was said, man shall not live by bread alone. Is that true or false? It is, of course, a trick question. But maybe more tricky than you might think. It’s not even a simple answer for Christians.
The Word Became Flesh
You are amazing. What does it take to have someone say that to us? But even then, what does it mean? What does amazing really mean? What kind of amazing do we want to be? And why?
We are those who must withdraw from society in order to survive it. Like you, we have all undergone a drastic change to everything we know. For many of us, secluding ourselves was the only remaining option if we wished to conduct normal lives. The world does not welcome us anymore, so we have made a place where we can belong, here, together. In this place, far from the cares of civilization, we are safe.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst … Sounds like someone who wants to dig into the brunch picture below. Until we add just two more words. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness. That really changed, didn’t it? But still, it could mean “righteous” food, right? As in really good stuff. Or for you Guy Fieri fans – food that’s “the bomb”.
Sorry – it’s none of those things. After all, it’s really supposed to be:
Mt 5:6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they will be filled.
But even now, do we really understand what this means? It could be a whole lot more than you think. Maybe even more than you’re ready to hear?