What did Jesus mean by those words? Crying is regretting, admitting that I have lost something or someone, being uncomfortable with my current situation, wanting to change. Regret, in the words of Ronald Rolheiser, is “accepting and acknowledging both our loss and the pain we are left with.”
Father William John-Lewis, zonal coordinator of the Catholic Biblical Federation with responsibility for the Caribbean, presents us with a reflection on this beatitude considering that in our world, there is much suffering, much misery.
“When considered, says Fr. William, the number of people who have died due to this coronavirus pandemic, and the families who have cried and mourned the loss of their loved ones… it is clear that there are good reasons to cry, to regret.
We invite you to follow this reflection and share it to help us “mutually cope” with the frailties in which we live.