The Comfort of Mourning

What did Jesus mean when He said that those who mourn would be both blessed and comforted? We discover that Jesus is speaking here about those who mourn over their sin. The person who is poor in spirit recognizes his or her spiritual bankruptcy and then mourns over sin. When there is a proper attitude regarding sin, we will admit that we have wronged God and seek to do something about it. True mourning over sin takes the next step of repentance in order to be right with God. We must have a right attitude about sin and not treat it casually or callously. See it as God does and then grieve over it. This leads to another step of Christlikeness.