Blessed are those who hunger and thirst
In God’s mercy and grace, our heavenly Father draws us to realize our spiritual poverty. There is nothing that we can bring to God to deserve his forgiveness for our sins and his blessing on our life. In God’s mercy and grace, our heavenly Father brings us to mourn outcomes of evil in our own lives and in the world. In God’s mercy and grace, our heavenly Father works in us to help us admit our meekness, our weakness, our complete powerlessness to overcome our spiritual poverty and the effects of evil in our lives. This flow of God’s mercy and grace which is the showering of God’s blessings for us – however painful they may feel – leads us, again by God’s mercy and grace, to hunger and thirst for righteousness.