Sunday, November 7, 2010

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for holiness...

...for they will have their fill (a reflection on Mt 5:6)
Those who hunger and thirst for holiness are aware of their own lowliness.
They know how much they need Christ in their lives
to draw abundantly from this fountain of divine grace.

On the other hand, those who enjoy too much of the present things
and think of themselves as comfortably pious

will not grow in holiness.

It is better and necessary to be always in want of more of God
for God is love.
This love is forever drawing us closer and closer
to the depths of the living God.
When we thirst for holiness it is not because we wish to feel more holy
(this is vanity of vanities - per the great saints)...
We wish to grow in holiness because we want Christ
to be able to fulfill God's designs fully, in us.

Our hunger and thirst will then be satisfied
when we let God be God in our lives.

After all, Christ Himself said to us: "I am the bread of life;
he who comes to me shall not hunger

and he who believes in me shall not thirst." (John 6:35)

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