Blessed Are Those Who Mourn

Do you want to be blessed by God?  Jesus says, you will mourn. Now, if you are like me and you think about what it means to mourn… you automatically think about being sad. You are sad because somebody is sick.  Or you are sad because somebody you love has passed away.  Or you are sad because your car won’t start or you failed a test or you made a fool of yourself somewhere.  And so, you are mourning over some circumstance or situation in your life.  You are sad about what happened and rightly so.  Those are some things that make us sad.  But, isn’t it true that the whole world mourns about those kinds of things.  Whether you are a Christian or not you mourn over those kinds of things when they happen in your life.

So, what exactly does Jesus mean when he says that we ‘kingdom people’ will be blessed when we mourn? Continue reading