God blesses those who hunger and thirst for justice, for they will be satisfied.- Vicar’s weekly thought 26th May

God blesses those who hunger and thirst for justice, for they will be satisfied.

‘Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good’[1] – in this way St Paul summarizes his teaching on the way to live as a Christian in Romans ch. 12 (read it all!). It speaks of a hope that with God’s strength, good can indeed break through and win over evil. What a perspective – a perspective that speaks of the Kingdom of a King where our Father in heaven’s will is ‘done on earth as it is in heaven’ [2] . We sing, ‘Saviour, You can move the mountains’ [3] . And God himself, by the power of His Holy Spirit, the Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead, wants to see this Kingdom come among us – particularly for those most in need (whose ‘very blood is precious in his sight’ [4] ). The promise of Jesus is a deep satisfaction of our spirits as we see these things happen – in whatever area of life we seek that Kingdom, be it loving our neighbour, through an integrity brought to your work place, working for change in our community and society, or ‘just’ answered prayer.

[1] Romans 12.21 [2] The Lord’s Prayer [3] Song: ‘Everyone needs compassion’ [4] Psalm 72.14