People who gathered around Jesus were anxious to get on with right living. The Roman government was violently overbearing and Yahweh had seemed far off and silent. Yet with Jesus, the living epitome of God personalized, yearning people found their hearts cleansed and their minds cleared. In Jesus' Presence, while listening to His teachings and seeing the miracles, life was right and good again.
Out of the Scripture passages from Matthew 5 we are given Jesus words of blessing and joy. "Blessed are those...,"and we yearn for that too.