“When Jesus saw the crowds, he began to teach them…’Blessed are the poor, those who mourn, the hungry, and those who are persecuted…"
It is obvious that Jesus had a preference for the poor and needy. He calls them “blessed” because He knew that they would be graced with His sustaining strength.
Lord God, we do not always feel "blessed" when sorrows and sufferings come our way. Teach us how to lean on Your love when it does.