This program is part of a series on the Beatitudes of Jesus. In this episode, we look at what Jesus meant when He said, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness.” Do we hunger and thirst for righteousness today?
Martin was a tormented soul. He practiced self-harm for religious purposes because he thought he had to stop sinning to be acceptable to God. He punished his body by sleeping on the bare floor of his room, without blankets, even in the bone-chilling cold of German winter. And sometimes, he would lie out in the snow for long periods. He fasted to the point of emaciation, and he would beat himself with a whip. He began every day before 2am and prayed seven times a day. Martin was looking for something that all of us, even in our modern world, are looking for. Join me for Martin’s story in our program, “ Blessed are Those Who Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness.