This is a lovely post and I hope it will help my family today as they celebrate the life and passing of my cousin John, a special soul.
Most of the time, we don’t associate blessing with mourning; maybe we should rethink this… Matthew didn’t actually say what those blessed ones are mourning; it could be the loss of a loved one, it could be the loss of their home or possessions, or it could be the sinful and rebellious state of this world. Maybe it doesn’t matter…
I think it is safe to say that for a person to truly mourn they first had to love; certainly this would be true in the loss of a loved one. It would also be true if a person is mourning the loss of possessions, for if they didn’t love the possession(s) lost, would they actually mourn?
It wouldn’t seem so.
If the person was mourning for the wickedness of this world, wouldn’t that show they loved God a whole lot?
Consider for a moment those who do not…
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