To Be Pure in Heart

Matthew 5:8

8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

President Harold B. Lee said:

“If you would see God, you must be pure. . . . Some of the associates of Jesus saw Him only as a son of Joseph the carpenter. Others thought Him to be a winebibber or a drunkard because of His words. Still others thought He was possessed of devils. Only the righteous saw Him as the Son of God. Only if you are the pure in heart will you see God, and also in a lesser degree will you be able to see the ‘God’ or good in man and love him because of the goodness you see in him. Mark well that person who criticizes and maligns the man of God or the Lord’s anointed leaders in His Church. Such a one speaks from an impure heart.”

(Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Harold B. Lee [2000], 202.)