Blessed Are Those Who Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness — Good News Pickleball

Today I’m covering the fourth Beatitude which reads, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” Matthew 5:6 (NRSVUE)

As Christians, we’ve been made righteous in the eyes of God because of Jesus’ death and resurrection. If we’re already righteous, why should we hunger and thirst for it?

We all get hungry and thirsty. God designed our bodies so that we need to seek food and water to live. This biological process is a reminder that we cannot sustain our spiritual lives off of one spiritual experience.

Being right with God also means that we love our neighbors and enemies which can sometimes be hard to do.

How Can We Apply This to Pickleball?

One aspect of righteousness towards God is treating our neighbors and enemies the same way we want to be treated. Doing what’s right on the court means that when you’re in doubt about a line call you call it in favor of your opponent. You might lose a point but it is the right thing to do.

Pickleball News

Thirty-5 Capital, LLC, a private equity firm focused on sports technology has acquired Paddletek, ProXR, and Boundless Pickleball to form United Pickleball Properties. 

Pickleball Tip

This week’s tip comes from Kyle Koszuta, That Pickleball Guy, and has to do with deciding whether to drop or drive your third shot.

For me, the biggest takeaway is to attack your opponents where they’re weak. If one person can handle drives while transitioning you may want to drive the ball instead of dropping it.

Closing Remarks

Next week we’ll cover the fifth Beatitude that deals with mercy so make sure you’re following the podcast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

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Music: “Electrodoodle” Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License

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