In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus showed his union with those who are poor, who are hungry, and who weep. In saying that they are “blessed,” he pointed them toward heaven. Too often we think of the here an now. It is helpful to be reminded that we long and hope for heaven. Our time on earth, during which we may be hated for doing what is right, is just a station along the way. We may have sorrows now, but we can look forward to blessings in heaven.