“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,
greed, malice, deceit,
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.
REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…
Purify my heart, O Lord – I want to see You!