Last week we took one step to being filled with “superabundant joy.” Being poor in spirit is a blessing because it means we know how much we need the Lord. We are the “happiest” when we fully rely on God. This week we introduce beatitudes #2 and #3:
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.” Matthew 5:4-5
Ok, so what joy can come from grief, much less being meek, as Jesus promises? I can tell you this much now. Both of these attitudes will open us up to the infinite, immeasurable power of God’s love as nothing else can do. I hope to explain it better on Sunday.
Come and see, Pastor Rob