Dear Folks -
Here is a summary of the talk I gave in Ordinary Life this week.
I have given myself the task of attempting to describe what it means "to be happy" by looking at the Beatitudes given by Jesus. This talk focuses on this beatitude: Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be filled.
"Righteousness" is not a word we hear often and when we do it is a turn-off. Who wants to be righteous? What the word really means is "justice." That's another matter.
Focusing on justice causes us to look at the use and misuse of power. That is what much of this talk is about.
If we fill ourselves with the trivial pursuits of our culture, even if that involves getting and exercising a huge amount of power, we will have no room for the "food" that really satisfies.