Blest are the sorrowing; they shall be consoled.
And what does it mean to mourn? To mourn for someone is to be given a second heart. It is to care so deeply that you show your ache in person.
Blessed are you if you can minister to others with a heart that feels, with a heart that hurts,
with a heart that loves.
And blessed are you if you can minister to others with a heart that serves and a heart that sees the need before it is spoken.
To mourn is to forget yourself for a moment and get lost in someone else’s pain.
And then, to find yourself in the very
act of getting lost.
To mourn is to be an expert in the miracle of being careful with another’s pain.
It is to be full of the willingness of forever reaching out to and picking up and holding carefully
those who hurt.
Today, let us be attentive to those around us who may be in pain and need understanding.
—Sister Macrina Wiederkehr, OSB