Does Your Mourning Feel Blessed?

When We Cry

“I’ll give you something to cry about!”

I hope you’ve never heard those words said to you in an outburst of anger.

When we’re sad and in pain, we don’t want more sadness or more pain.

When Jesus sat down on a mountain two thousand years ago, crowds of people gathered around Him. People who knew sadness, people who knew pain. They’d been living under foreign Roman tyranny for years. Their religion was under ridicule. Their health care options were unspeakably bad.

Yet within the first five minutes of His talk, Jesus tells them this:

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”
Matthew 5:4

What did He mean? How would they interpret that? How do we interpret it?

Read it all – “How Is Your Mourning Blessed?

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We’re looking at the Beatitudes all month at Do Not Depart. Will you join me there to discuss mourning and comfort?

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