When Jesus says, "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God", He is challenging us to a deeper and more exacting kind of self-reflection. Some people weave such a web of lies that they can no longer tell what is real and what is make-believe. Facing this reality, Jesus is calling us to acknowledge our motives for all that we do in this life. Our motives are the fuel that drives all that we say and do...they are our motivation. What kind of people are we going to be? Are we going to be real? Authentic? Vulnerable? Or are we going to hide behind our masks of lies and make-believe in an effort to fool others (& ourselves)?
One thing we know...we cannot fool God. He knows. And...He loves us anyways!
"Pure in Heart..." is the 8th message in our newest series, "New Creation...", learning about the "beatitudes" from Jesus' Sermon on the Mount.