Friday, April 8, 2011

Purity of Intention

Veritas reminds us of simple truths:
Sometimes we do something with the intention of pleasing another and the whole thing is misunderstood. We can find ourselves harshly treated in a circumstance where we might have anticipated joy.

Other times we do something convincing ourselves it is for the good of another when in fact it is a self-serving action – something we hope will elevate us in the eyes of others, or from which we will personally gain.

But God sees through us – and for that alone we ought to be eternally grateful. There’s no-one better at helping us remove the veils of self deception , for God loves us so much we can be assured that anything he ever does is to help us grow in virtue, closer to Him and in conformity to His will – the hand that wounds is the hand that heals.

To know that God sees everything and looks at the heart can then, depending on how you look at it, be an assurance or a caution. It’s certainly worth remembering.

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