“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Matthew 5:8

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TODAY’S WORD…

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Jesus said,

“Happy the pure in heart:

they shall see God.”

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– Matthew 5:8 (JB)

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REFLECTION…

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Here, Jesus is teaching us

that the source of the quality of whatever we do,

lies in our heart,

that is, in our soul – in the depths of our spirit.

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In fact, on another occasion,

Jesus warns that

“from within, out of men’s hearts,

come evil thoughts, sexual immorality,

theft, murder,

adultery,

greed, malice, deceit,

lewdness,

envy, slander,

arrogance and folly.” (Mk 7:21-22)

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It is dangerous to "entertain" sinful thoughts.

The road to sin begins in our thought life.

When we commit a sin, it never "just happens"

– sinful acts begin as attitudes, fantasies or temptations

in our mind and emotions.

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Helped by God’s grace,

I should constantly strive

to cleanse my heart

and acquire this purity Jesus talks about,

the reward for which is the vision of God.

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REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…

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Purify my heart, O Lord – I want to see You!

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