Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
It is not primarily talk about the common
mourn here - even if that too shall be taken away for the one who
reaches the goal - but it is talk about a spiritual mourn. It is the
mourn because of the fallen condition, the sin that has come into the
world, and the unfamiliarity towards God that we humans experiences. In
short, the mourn over the existing spiritual condition.
Those humans who is unfamiliar with the life in God, can at best
reach for a peace in this world. A world without war and violence is the
highest point one can imagine to reach.
That would, of course, been a great thing, but what about all that
still remained, sickness, calamity, misery, all this that the sin brings
into the human relationships, death and at last the everlasting
This is not taken into the worldly mans consideration.
But you who mourns because of all this hostility towards God that
you find in your own inner being and in the world around you, you who in
spite of this, that you are permitted to believe that you are saved -
and perceives the presence of the Lord so often too - still mourns
because it is not fully - you are blessed, says Jesus here, and you
shall be comforted! - I.e., that the situation once shall be completely
opposite of what it is now. - Your innermost wishes shall be fulfilled
far, far beyond everything that you could have imagined here! You shall
meet the King in His glory, and you yourself have part in the same glory,
and everything that bothered, tormented and worried you here shall for
ever be gone!
Blessed, says the Scripture, is the man who has this hope! - But
what then about the one who has not!
Thank God for this hope, and pray that you somehow can take part in
bringing this message further to others, who needs it!
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