One of the blessings of the New Covenant is that our hearts are softened. A result thereof being that we become more sensitive to our sins: specifically, we mourn over them to the point of repentance. Jesus tells us in our text, “Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh” (Luke 6:21). He says in a parallel passage, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted” (Matt. 5:4).
We consider two things:
We are challenged to pray that the Lord will grant us the grace to see our sins and to grieve in our hearts over them, so that we might repent and become more useful to the Lord.