• “Makarios”: A supreme happiness, joy; an inner satisfaction that does not depend on outward circumstances for happiness. • “Pentheo”: The most heart-felt GRIEF that could be experienced; deep inner agony that causes the soul to ache and the heart to break.
Sorrow that leads to mourning…….
• Mourning is not always considered a VIRTUE in our culture. >The pursuit of HAPPINESS is our culture’s chief goal. • Mourning is an indication of what is truly IMPORTANT to us. • The things we mourn over show our MATURITY level.
Kinds of mourning to embrace……
• We should lament the losses of LIFE. >Grief over things that lead us to CRY-is therapeutic. >Mourning is a great TEACHER. > Often mourning pushes us CLOSER to God.
• We should cry over the CONDITION of others. • We should mourn for the condition of the billions of people in this world who don’t know JESUS. • We should be sorrowful and mourn for OUR SINS.