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




Jesus said,

“Happy the pure in heart:

they shall see God.”


– Matthew 5:8 (JB)






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.


In fact, on another occasion,

Jesus warns that

“from within, out of men’s hearts,

come evil thoughts, sexual immorality,

theft, murder,


greed, malice, deceit,


envy, slander,

arrogance and folly.” (Mk 7:21-22)


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.


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.






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


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