Those who are blessed with a promise of possessing the kingdom of heaven are characterized by their poverty and neediness, longing, hunger, and thirst. At the same time they possess wealth in love, energy for peace, and victory over all resistance. Their nature is purity and single-heartedness. These are people of inner vision, who see the essential. They bear the world’s suffering. They know that they are beggars in the face of the Spirit. Knowing they have no righteousness within themselves, they look to righteousness, and they hunger and thirst for the Spirit. 

Theirs is not the happiness of satiety; it is not the pleasure of gratified desire.