Red Letter Diary

Reflections on the words of Jesus (in red)

“Blessed…”

Matthew 5:4
“Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.”

Life in the field of time and space is filled with what appear as opposites. God is beyond this, but can break into it at His leisure.

What a thought it is to be comforted by a pure and limitless love that knows no end; and yet, it is often only when we are in deepest pain that we become aware of our access to this kind of comfort.

The Messiah, Jesus, challenges our perception of opposites and transforms defeat into victory, death into life, persecution into joy, mourning into dancing.

This is not a concept or a state of mind, this is the reality of God breaking into to our world through Christ.

You are comforted, you are loved! See, if you have eyes. Listen, if you have ears… He is showing you, He is speaking to you.

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