The second Beatitude teaches us many things about Christ's hopes for us and our faith. It provides an understanding of the human experience, that our lives will not always be filled with joy. It also shows compassion from a loving Father-God, rather than the wrath of a vengeful God the Jewish people had come to know.
To mourn is to be sorrowful for something we have lost; a friend or family member, perhaps a dream or goal that can longer be achieved, or a tragic event that interferes with life as we know it. But we are blessed to be sorrowful because this means we have lived as Christ as taught us to live; lovingly. We loved those we lost. We are blessed to be sorrowful because we were given things to be joyful in. But now, this sorrow creates a new opportunity for a relationship with Christ.
Jesus shows compassion for those who mourn, for those who suffer here on Earth and promise them the best comfort that only He can offer. He promises us a true, uplifting comfort, unlike anything we have ever experienced, if we only lay it at His feet with true faith. Our cries will not fall on deaf ears. We know this Christ's ultimate act of compassion, when He died for us on the Cross. But also throughout His ministry in Israel.
We are blessed when we mourn because this creates an opportunity to lean on and trust in our God's promises, including that promise of comfort. Take a moment to read over Matthew's Chapter 9, verses 18 through 38. Reflect on the compassion Jesus shows to each of God's children and the comfort He offers them and have faith the Jesus will give you the comfort you need.