Posted by Forrest Parkinson

Q 10 (Part 2)
Happy are you who are hungry, you shall be satisfied.
Fortunate are you who weep now, for you shall laugh.
Borg-Powelson-Riegert Reconstruction (1996) ref:
Matthew 5: 4,6 & Luke 6: 21

Listen
Christ Has No Body But Yours.
Sung by JM Talbot

Matthew 5: 4,6
‘Blessed are those who mourn,
for they will be comforted.
‘Blessed are those who
hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they will be filled.

Luke 6: 21
‘Blessed are you who are hungry now,
for you will be filled.
‘Blessed are you who weep now,
for you will laugh.

Dear Jesus Way friends

Doris, Andrew, Michael and I are back from Conference and I will be leading the Saturday 5 o’clock today. I promise to write an essay about the ICCC Conference this week… Doris led an amazing Young Adult program in Grans Rapids!

As we think about God being on the side of the poor, please consider this poem long associated with Theresa of Avila

Christ has no body but yours,
No hands, no feet on earth but yours,
Yours are the eyes with which he looks
Compassion on this world,
Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good,
Yours are the hands, with which he blesses all the world.
Yours are the hands, yours are the feet,
Yours are the eyes, you are his body.
Christ has no body now but yours,
No hands, no feet on earth but yours,
Yours are the eyes with which he looks
compassion on this world.
Christ has no body now on earth but yours.
— Teresa of Ávila
Jesus teaches us that in times of hardship, suffering and real need, there is cause for hope. And he was talking to those who would be instruments of that hope as well as those in oppression.

CLICK to link to a Classic Study on Hunger, Poverty and Biblical Religion by Bruce C. Birch*

Thank you for all your support for Moira and myself. I’ll be back next week.

Blessings,

Forrest

*Dr. Birch was the professor of Old Testament at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. This article appeared in The Christian Century, June 11-18, 1975 pp. 593-599.
http://www.religion-online.org/showarticle.asp?title=1855