Thursday, June 2, 2011
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God
Emil Bock: "It is a prophecy proclaimed everywhere in the biblical texts that it is possible for humans to behold Christ and, in this beholding, to gain sight of a whole world. The only thing is that, under the spell of the materialistic worldview and the pressure of a theology that would like to deny the possibility of supersensory perception, these prophecies have not been taken seriously. Let us take a verse from Chapter 1 of the First Letter by Peter: 'One day Christ will reveal himself to your vision, him whom you love without having seen him and in whom you believe even though you do not behold him. Then you will rejoice with unutterable and exalted joy.' When piety quietens the soul and drives out unrest from the human heart, then an eye opens in the human being that is referred to in the Beatitudes of the Sermon on the Mount: 'Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.' In beholding Christ, they will acquire vision of God."
Source: The Rhythm of the Christian Year, p. 15