Those Who Mourn

Matthew 5:4 is often used to comfort somebody who has lost a loved one.  This week, Pastor Ben teaches that the context for this verse should make us look at our own sin and realize the suffering it has caused.  This should make us mourn for ourselves and those we've hurt with our sin.  Jesus teaches that we are to take time to allow for healing.  This true healing can only come through repentance and seeking Christ.  We are blessed in this mourning because it causes humility and turns us toward a relationship with God.