WHY ARE “THOSE WHO MOURN,” BLESSED?
4 “Those who mourn”: here our Lord is saying that those are blessed who suffer from any kind of affliction — particularly those who are genuinely sorry for their sins, or are pained by the offences which others offer God, and who bear their suffering with love and in a spirit of atonement.
“You are crying? Don’t be ashamed of it. Yes, cry: men also cry like you, when they are alone and before God. Each night, says King David, I soak my bed with tears. With those tears, those burning manly tears, you can purify your past and supernaturalize your present life” (J. Escrivá, The Way, 216).
The Spirit of God will console with peace and joy, even in this life, those who weep for their sins, and later will give them a share in the fullness of happiness and glory in heaven: these are the blessed.
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SEE AS WELL :
THE BEATITUDES AND HOLINESS. AV reflection in http://wp.me/p6k7Mv-1Ye
THE BEATITUDES. AV Catechism in http://wp.me/p6k7Mv-1XS
BEATITUDES 1: WHAT DOES “POOR IN SPIRIT” MEAN? in http://wp.me/p6k7Mv-1Yk
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