Wednesday, September 13, 2017

WOYWW: Mourning

This is my table this morning. 
I'm still doing an auction for a friend in a coma. 
I put pictures of items up for bidding on this Auction for Arnold site.

I use the canvas board as a background for the pictures. 

"Blessed are you who mourn, you shall laugh." Luke 6:21

There are a lot of absurd things Jesus says. After all, the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God (1 Cor. 1:18). The thing about Jesus' words is one has to start with faith, or we can't understand it. The tendency would just be to scoff at what He preaches. 

I like to read about saints because in their stories the truth of what Jesus says comes alive. Saint Francis of Assisi gave up his luxurious life to live in total poverty. Blessed is Saint Francis who was poor here on the earth but received all the riches of the Kingdom. That is what Jesus died on the Cross to give us: the riches of heaven. To get it, we have to be poor in spirit, totally dependent on God. "The helpless put their trust in You" (Psalm 10:14).

As to mourning, why should we mourn? Mother Teresa mourned for those she cared for. She would stop her rickety van if she found someone abandoned on the streets of India. She would give time to the dying, the weak and the elderly. She could not bear for one to die without experiencing companionship and the love of Christ. So she would hold the feeble hand of one who was dying and accompany him to the threshold of God. Many times she has entered in solidarity with others' pain and suffering. "Harden not your hearts (Hebrews 3:15)". 

It's easy for us to get inured to the pain and suffering of others. We get used to seeing street children dodging traffic, families living in a cart, young boys being killed for being in the wrong place at the wrong time, prisoners wrongly accused. It is not enough to know God suffers with the suffering. We need to be a sign of God's mourning, and accompany those God sends our way. 

Joining the lovely Julia Dunnit for a 
peek at desks and projects!
I find a lot of inspiration
visiting my friends here:



  1. Good luck with the things for the auction, your artwork is always so beautiful.
    Hugs LLJ 4 xx

  2. Hi Patsy. I wish you well with that auction - a beautiful way to bless another - one who is suffering. Amen. How important to weep with those who weep.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #2

  3. Hi Paddy. Good luck with the auction. Have a lovely week, Heather #30

  4. Your art is always so beautiful...Good luck with the auction..Have a blessed week... May #15


I am so glad you dropped by! You are a blessing!
:^) Patsy