Sunday, October 10, 2010

Good Mourning

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. 
(RQ translation - happy are those who mourn their spirituality, for they will be comforted. )

Questions to my self what does mournful look like? Am I being mournful about my relationship with God if it is not right? 

Well maybe a little.  If I am not where I am suppose to be spiritually speaking, I need to be mournful. Here is the worst part. Most of the time, I just go through the day, not even being mindful of where I am at spiritually speaking. The word lukewarm keeps coming to my mind. Being lukewarm spiritually is like a death.

Some Shi'ite men beat themselves with a zanjir (a whip with chains) on a day of mourning. That seems so extreme to us westerners. I have to say they don't forget to mourn. It is part of their culture. It's in your face.

Should I mourn my lack of spirituality I have? yes. How should I do that? With a zanjir, no. Maybe by prayer or crying out for help. 

Could I be mournful because I can see someone I know dieing spiritually or a complete spiritual death?Yes.

I am questioning my self. It is always a good thing to be self reflective.  

This scripture tells me that if I am mindful and mourn my lack of spirituality I will be comforted. The key is I need to be aware of my absence of who I am in Christ. When I become aware and be mournful about my lack of spirituality, God will give me comfort. 

The other kind of mourning, when someone dies physically will I be comforted? Knowing that I will see them again gives me great comfort. 
Even Budda says: However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them? That is so true. I need to act on my faith, not just read it or write about it. I need to be proactive. 

I am not sure if I am making any sense to you. At least I know what I am talking about. ;)

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