Beatitudes Lesson Four: Blessed are They that Mourn

Let’s now take a closer look at the second Beatitude under the same two headings as we looked at the first. What is the mourning that Jesus considers blessed—“Blessed are they that mourn”? Secondly, why are such mourners blessed – “for they shall be comforted?” “Blessed are they that mourn.” What is this bless- ed mourning? Don’t you see that Jesus’ second Beatitude stands again completely perpendicular to how we think or how we feel? We would call them that are happy, that are joyful, that are laughing, that are having a feast—we call them blessed.

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