“Blessed are the clean of heart
for they will see God.”
If we are truly to believe Matthew in 7:7 (or Luke in 11:9), and in seeking we shall find, then it makes sense to believe that those who seek God are the ones that shall find/see Him. To be clean of heart means to be seeking God, but not only seeking, but seeking with all purposes. To be clean of heart means that, even if you’ve made mistakes, you hope to seek God.
One of the most challenging things I’ve ever done was to ask God simply to let His will be done. For me to get to the point in my life where I could do that required that I get to know myself, to work on the parts of myself that I have issues with, including issues of control, and to begin to heal. I’m still working on healing the burdens of my past, but I’m getting there. But for me to seek God’s will I needed to forgive myself for my mistakes and to understand that being clean of heart meant being clean of intentions, not clean of mistakes. I still don’t feel clean, but being clean, in my experience, has been a process. Thus, every person journeys the path of being clean differently.
Tonight, instead of writing too much, I’m simply praying for everyone.
My other reflections on the Beatitudes, thus far.