Blessed Mourning!

Matthew 5:4

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

When we mourn our sins, we are glorious and God delights in our willingness to have life rather than vanity, bustle and phoniness.  He will surely answer such mourning with grace.  When we pretend we’ve got it together, God mourns, because a son or daughter of His is trapped in a clunky full-body armor of bogus and stifling pretense and unable to enjoy life and love amid the torrent of self-justification.  Drop the armor, receive the blessing.  It’s that simple.

Mark Shea


Mark P. Shea is a popular Catholic writer and speaker. The author of numerous books, his most recent work is The Work of Mercy (Servant) and The Heart of Catholic Prayer (Our Sunday Visitor). Mark contributes numerous articles to many magazines, including his popular column “Connecting the Dots” for the National Catholic Register. Mark is known nationally for his one minute “Words of Encouragement” on Catholic radio. He also maintains the Catholic and Enjoying It blog and regularly blogs for National Catholic Register. He lives in Washington state with his wife, Janet, and their four sons.

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