Jesus’ first public sermon was recorded in the Gospels of Matthew (Matthew 5) and Luke (Luke 6). His second blessing from God, called the “Beatitudes,” that Matthew recorded was:
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
The subject of human suffering is a stumbling block to a great many people, tripping people up in their understanding of who God is. The oldest conundrum that people have mulled over for generations boils down to this one thing: If there is a God that is all powerful how can he allow suffering? Either he isn’t all powerful and can’t stop suffering, or he is all powerful and chooses not to stop suffering, and either way they don’t want to follow “that kind” of God. Read More “Blessed are Those Who Mourn”