"Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted." -Matthew 5:4
"Now I rejoice, not that you were made sorry, but that your sorrow led to repentance. For you were made sorry in a godly manner, that you might suffer loss from us in nothing. For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces death." -2 Corinthians 7:9-10
Two Things We are to Mourn Over
1. The sin in our own lives
I know it has been two weeks, but do you remember the first beatitude? Blessed are the poor in Spirit. That is the foundation for all of the following beatitudes. When we recognize our spiritual poverty it should make us weep over our own unrighteousness. When we see ourselves in the light of God we should be mournful and repentant of our sins.
2. The sin in our world
Our hearts should break with the things that break God's heart. I think it goes without saying that we live in a sinful world. There is sin running rampant everywhere you look. You can barely turn on the TV or radio without being bombarded by it.
This should break out hearts.
This should cause us to mourn and weep.
Over the sin. Over the lost souls.