Good Morning Dear Friends ~
I am sending this out today, because I will be visiting with my sister over the weekend.
We will now take a look at the 2nd Beatitude ~
Blessed are they who mourn,
for they shall be comforted.
Although we often associate mourning with death, the scope of this verse goes beyond finding comfort in times of loss. This second beatitude clarifies what it looks like to be poor in spirit. Jesus tells us that those who are grieved by their sin are blessed. Those who feel inadequate and empty in their faults and failures, who are driven to the grace of God, will be comforted.
If we are humble and appreciate that all of our gifts and blessings come from God, we grow in love and gratitude for Jesus Christ our Savior. But this can only produce mourning and regret over our own sins and the sins of this world, for we have hurt the one who has been so good to us. One also mourns for the suffering of others.
This is my prayer to see the good in everyone.
And now my new favorite saint ~ Mother Teresa
Enjoy your Sunday.