Blessed Are Those Who Mourn — Good News Pickleball

Today I’m covering the second Beatitude in Matthew 5:4 which reads, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” (NRSVUE)

Mourning is something many of us don’t do well. There’s a misconception among Christians that we should always be happy.

Think about this, though: If you don’t mourn you’ll miss out on the blessing of being comforted. You also rob others of being a blessing when they comfort you.

How Can We Apply This to Pickleball?

You’re going to lose some games. If you’re like me, you’re going to lose a lot of games. If I’m not playing well, I can start feeling down on myself. 

When this happens, I need to allow my partner or the group I’m playing with to comfort me.

It’s also a good time to consider any instructions or suggestions from others so that I can improve my game.


Steve Wong is the new Vice President of Competition at USA Pickleball. In a press release on their site, USA Pickleball said Wong “will oversee USA Pickleball’s competition department with an emphasis on growing and streamlining all sanctioned tournament play, including National Championships, regional tournaments, and general sanctioning.” 

The Vulcan’s VPRO FLIGHT Pickleball was named the official ball of the PPA Pro Tour.

Pickleball Tip

This week’s pickleball tip comes from Briones Pickleball and it’s about improving your serve

  • Have a pre-serve routine to help you focus on the point.
  • Contact the ball in front of your body.

Closing Remarks

Next week we’ll cover the third Beatitude that deals with meekness so make sure you’re following the podcast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

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Music: “Electrodoodle” Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License

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