Thursday, July 10, 2008

Thankful Thursday

Today I'm thankful for justice. Do you ever wonder when it's going to all shake out? When is it finally going to be fair? When will the overlooked get center stage, the sneakiness unsnuck and all the underhandedness caught red-handed?

I root for underdogs. Can't help it. And I've always loved the idea of the meek inheriting the earth. In fact the beatitudes give me tremendous hope when trying to understand humanity's hearts, socioeconomic conditions and life's unfairness.

From the text of St. Matthew:

Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are the meek: for they shall posses the land.
Blessed are they who mourn: for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill. Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the clean of heart: for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

So don't fret is you are afflicted or if you are uncommonly humble. Nor if you are suffering or lacking. The wrongs will be righted, and rewards will be yours. Kind of a nice affirmation for an average Thursday, eh?

What are you thankful for today?

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