‘Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God’ – Vicar’s weekly thought

‘Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God’ [1]

The interesting thing is that so many people say that they want to see God but they don’t know how. Here, in Matthew, Jesus tells us that those who are pure in their hearts will see God.

However the problem is often no one understands what being Pure in Heart means.

Jesus had made it clear in other places we have pure hearts when we put Jesus at the centre of our lives and treat others as He would and as He does treat us. It’s not about making sure we look good to others, or taking part in the rituals of church, or even being seen to do good works. No it is about what is important deep in our lives.

So today’s question is, what is your heart centred on, is it family, career, hobby, money, enjoyment, something else or as Jesus said – Him!?

I have found that when my heart is pure, aligned with, centred on, Jesus then I see and hear God around me and in others and when I let my heart slip away then I lose that sight.

[1] Matthew 5 8