“Blessed are the pure in heart” – Q&A #7

Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

Question: Will being able to “see God” help us to see His spiritual children also?

Answer: Yes. In fact, the desire to see both “perfect God and perfect man” helps us to achieve these goals. As we begin to purify our thinking, we will increase our understanding of God and His creation. This ability to “see God” better will be in proportion that we are
“pure in heart.” It is a grand purpose in life to work at this purification process.

“The understanding and recognition of Spirit must finally come, and we may as well improve our time in solving the mysteries of being through an apprehension of divine Principle. At present we
know not what man is, but we certainly shall know this when man reflects God.” (S&H 90)

“The Divine Being must be reflected by man, — else man is not the image and likeness of the
patient, tender, and true,
the One ‘altogether lovely;’ but to understand God is the work of
eternity,
and demands absolute consecration of thought, energy, and desire.” (S&H 3)

If all that sounds like a lot of hard work, it is. In his Sermon on the Mount, Jesus was letting his disciples know the cost of becoming one of his followers. We must be willing to do our own work to achieve salvation. Salvation will come when we are totally pure in heart, free
from all sin. Then, we shall see God and His perfect creation.

Further Study: Read more of the “Sermon on the Mount” in Matthew, chapters 5 through 7. Choose some verses to memorize and practice.

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(Excerpted from “First Lessons in Christian Science, Volume Two: The Beatitudes”
Copyright 2002)

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