And I am back!
I did make a promise to complete a series of articles on the 8 Beatitudes: 1 each week until they are complete.
Please just remember (and bear with me), this is only my understanding, as skewed as it may be because I am still learning. Learning, for me, will run the gamut of a lifetime because we are never to old to learn.
Blessed are they who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
Obviously to mourn something is to emit feelings of sorrow at the loss. God does not like to see our pain. However, given that we are born with that ever-present, yet stubbornly active free will, the pain we endure is due, in part, to the decisions that we make, but also in part to the choices and decisions of others. It doesn’t matter the decision, though, because all decisions have outcomes, some favorable and some not.
Back to God doesn’t like to see our pain…..He doesn’t. As I have said many, many times, trusting in Him, putting our faith into something outside of ourselves opens that doorway that let’s God enter. He is there, always, to help us endure whatever we need to endure.
When a person trusts in God, in His abilities to heal our souls, then that is exactly what happens. He wants us to rely on Him during our times of sorrow. We are comforted now, every time we pray He hears. Every time we participate (for lack of a better word at the moment) in the Eucharist, we are admitting fault, remitting sin, and nourishing our souls (renewing our faith).
In essence, admitting our faults/errors with true sorrow or sadness that these errors or faults have offended God (mourn) shows true contrite and God shall comfort us. He knows what’s in our hearts, but loves when we come to Him in prayer.
Does that make sense or have I thoroughly confused you?
As always, comments are welcome, encouraged even. Please feel free to drop a few lines to contribute your own understanding. Differing perspectives will surely lead to better understanding.
Tune in next week for #3 in the series.
Thanks for stopping by. I wish you well this week.