In practice. (spirituality cafe).
"Mourning is a curious thing," Thomas says in Authentic Faith: The Power of a Fire-Tested Life. "A spiritually deadened person mourns over things that should bring celebration--and often celebrates things that should be mourned." He notes the biblical account: "As Jesus drew closer to Jerusalem, with the crowd's worship and praise ringing in his ears, he did a curious thing. He wept."
Thomas says "Ralph Venning, a 17th-century Puritan, urged believers to mourn over other persons' failings, as well as their own. Not to do so, he argued, is tantamount to being an `accessory' to others' sins." (Authentic Faith; Zondervan, 2002)
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