To Hunger and Thirst for Justice

Excellent thoughts from my Dear Anna!

…But, as I wrote to her in the comments,

Unfortunately, the justice system is made up not only of judges, but attorneys too. …At least in my country, India, I find these latter just aiding and abetting Injustice; Most of them, anyway.

Thanks to Anna for reminding that those of us who hunger and thirst for Justice, on fire for Justice, are Chosen, and Blest!

A Lawyer's Prayers

The Beatitudes are a set of teachings the Lord delivered in the Sermon on the Mount. Eight times the Lord cited people viewed by the world as afflicted, and proclaimed them instead blessed. There could be no better illustration that God’s ways are higher than the world’s, and His thoughts higher than our own (Is. 55: 9).

The eight are with us still. They are the poor in spirit, those who mourn, the meek, the merciful, the pure in heart, the peacemakers, the persecuted, and finally those who hunger and thirst for righteousness (Matt. 5: 3-12).

All but the last of these give an impression of calm, gentleness, and resignation. Those of us who hunger and thirst after righteousness – attorneys, in particular – are not meek and mild. We are angry. That anger drives us. We are tormented by the injustice of the world; disconsolate that we can do so little, but determined to do all we can.

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