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Today’s Reading: Hebrews 10:22
A pure heart is one that is free from greed, malice, deceit. A pure heart brings, as a result, clean hands. One symbolizes the intentions of our minds and the other shows the actions. Both point to a sincere and blameless life, where falsehood and deception has no place. People like these form the generation of those who seek God and have access to his presence. Hence we need the mercy and grace of Christ, in which, by faith, “having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.”

Will the interior cleaning be reflected outwardly? Could it be that the moral aspect of this cleaning is reflected in the material aspect? We should not be dogmatic, but the son of God that is clean inside will also be clean outside, and this has to do with our sincerity. If we seek with love the interest of others, why do we fill our streets and avenues with waste, pollute the air, the rivers and everything else?

One of the substantial differences noticed by those who travel from a developed to an underdeveloped country is the dirt and trash that are everywhere. God, who loves us, makes us clean inside and outside to reflect our purity in the environment in which we live.

Ildefonso Torres