“Blessed are they that mourn . . .” Q&A #9

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

Question: Who does the comforting?

Answer: Our Father-Mother God. Just as your parents try to comfort you when you are hurting, God is the One who comforts us when we are mourning the loss of things special to us, or the sins we regret having thought or acted upon.

“Break forth into joy, sing together, ye waste places of Jerusalem: for the Lord hath comforted his
people.” (Isaiah 52)

“As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you.” (Isaiah 66)

“Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.”  (II Corinthians 1)

As you can see in that last verse, we can reflect that comfort we receive from God, and help
others to find peace and strength to go on. Jesus spoke of a “Comforter.” It was also called the Holy Spirit or Holy Ghost:

“Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.” (Acts 2)

That gift is the “comfort” of God. The Holy Ghost can be thought of as God’s Motherhood.

Practice: Have you ever tried using your motherly qualities to comfort someone in pain?
Yes, boys can be motherly, too!  Watch for opportunities to care.

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(Excerpted from “First Lessons in Christian Science, Volume Two:  The Beatitudes”
Copyright 2002)

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Mourn #9



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