God blesses those who are poor and
realize their need for him,
for the Kingdom of heaven is theirs.
God blesses those who mourn,
for they will be comforted.
The first step in becoming like Jesus is believing in Jesus. And, the first step in believing in Jesus is recognizing how much we need Jesus. That comes by looking in the mirror and admitting we are a sinner in need of God’s forgiveness. That’s where Jesus begins the Sermon on the Mount – with a call for us to mourn about our sin and realize how much we need God in our life. Do that, Jesus says, and the Kingdom of Heaven is ours and we will experience the comfort of God in our soul and spirit. Have you ever mourned about your sin? It’s the first step toward believing and becoming like Jesus. Take the step. Mourn about your sin. You’ll never be the same.