Sunday, March 16, 2008
SCRIPTURE COMMENTARY #160
" Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill." (Matt. 5:6)HUNGER AFTER JUSTICE: (RIGHTEOUSNESS): Men desire and strive after many things, but the best and noblest desire is for virtue and grace. Everything else perishes; only virtue endures. It is not enough for us to keep from mortal sin; we must be ever striving to attain to a higher degree of virtue. Examples: Simeon, Anna, Andrew and John, the Ethiopian Chamberlain.
[From 'A Practical Commentary on Holy Scripture' by Bishop Knecht, D.D.](1899 Douay-Rheims Bible)