“Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God”
that we will be filled with great joy when we have cleaned out all bad or wrong thinking, and let our heart fill with only pure, good, and true thoughts and desires. When we do that, we are able to see God and His creation better than we did before. Have you ever had to clean your room when it was real messy, and you suddenly came across a favorite toy you thought was lost? It wasn’t lost after all. It had only been hidden by the clutter! Doesn’t this prove that it is best to keep out unwanted clutter and dirt in our thinking, too, so that the treasures of
God are not hidden from our view? We cannot be fully God-like while we are clinging to the clutter or pollution of evil thoughts and habits. We can purify our thinking through daily prayer and watchfulness. The Truth that comes to us in prayer helps to keep our heart pure and clean.
” . . . for they shall see God.”
Although we cannot see God in the usual sense of looking at Him with our eyes, we can “see” God through our understanding of Him. That just means we get to know Him a lot better. We know God and His reflection, man, when we know the truth about them. We should not
react to what we only believe may be true, or what someone else may have told us. Have you ever had someone tell a lie about you? You want others to know the truth about you, don’t you? Well, God wants us to know the whole truth about Him, too. Knowing, or “seeing,” God is the reward of those who have become “pure in heart.
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(Excerpted from “First Lessons in Christian Science, Volume Two: The Beatitudes”
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