Once we take a step down (humility), the next step in the climb up the leadership mountain is one that looks outward toward others, “blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”
The idea behind the words of Christ here is mourning over the sin of others. This passage reminds us of Paul’s words to the church at Corinth: “who is led into sin without my intense concern?” (2 Co. 11:29)
Spiritual leaders are focused on others, it is an outward position of seeking the best for others above self. No one knew or demonstrated this better than Jesus. From giving up the glory He had with the Father to giving up His life on the cross, Jesus was concerned about the sins of the world.
Consider the impact on people around us when we demonstrate concern for the sinful activity that permeates our world and their lives.
The task is not easy, but one that makes a lasting and eternal difference. Once we take the first step, recognizing our need for God, the next step is our concern for the relationship of others with God.