“Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.” (Matthew 5. 6)
Both must be fed regularly
Of course, in canto 24, on the Terrace of the Gluttons, we are faced with the theme of misguided love once more.
Dante is reminded of this over & over again.
“Christians are not perfect, just forgiven.”
The Beatitudes play an integral part in explaining these
wrongs, the many aspects of the seven deadly sins.
They are our sickness; the Beatitudes are its cure.
while singing a new version of the Fourth Beatitude:
“Beati qui esuriunt et sitiunt iustitiam ” –
“Blessed are they whom grace
Enlightens so, the love of taste enkindles
No overindulgent longings in their breasts,
“Hungering always only after justice!”
But, THE DANCE GOES ON, and on, and on
“I am here to speak for all generations to come. I am here to speak on behalf of starving children around the world whose cries go unheard. …
Even when we have more than enough, we are afraid to share. We are afraid to let go of some of our wealth. Two days ago here in Brazil, we were shocked when we spent some time with children living in the streets. This is what one child told us:
If child on the streets who has nothing is willing to share – why are we, who have everything, still so greedy?
How much has been changed since Severn spoke that day?
–Address to the Plenary Session, Earth Summit, Rio Centro, Brazil 1992″ by Severn Suzuki, age 12.
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –