“Blessed are they that mourn” – For Young Children

Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted”

means that we will be filled with great joy whenever we find ourselves sad. How can we be sad and joyful at the same time? One reason is that in our sadness we might pray to God for comfort. Whenever we turn to God for help, we can find the truth that sets us free — free from troubles and worries and wrong thinking. If we are sad because we have lost a dear friend or relative, we learn from God that He is the divine Life of everyone. He continues to care for them no matter where they are. Sometimes, we are sad because we learn we have to give up a wrong way of acting or thinking. But, we do not have to be sad for long. It is good when we finally separate ourselves from the bad. We can be happy for the new way of life ahead of us, filled with more goodness and freedom.

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“Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.”

If we are feeling sad and mournful, it is nice to have someone around to cheer us up and make us feel better. Someone who does that is called a “comforter.” They bring us “comfort.” Being comforted can make us feel strong enough to stop our mourning or self-pity, and to get on with
living our life. God is our Number One Comforter. When we are mourning, and turn to Him for comfort, He will lift us up, and make us feel loved. If we are sad because of something we have done wrong, God will help to separate us from the sin. This “comfort” from God is the reward for those who feel sorry for the wrongs they have done. He sets us free, and we are ready to stick more closely to God in the future.
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(Excerpted from “First Lessons in Christian Science, Volume Two: The Beatitudes”
Copyright 2002)

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