The Purity Test

“Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.” (Matthew 5:8 KJV)

Aldrich Pond in Douglas State Forest, MA Photo by Author

Jesus’ teaching in the Beatitudes disrupts our identities and partisan passions. What do mercy, meekness, and poverty of spirit have to do with crushing our political enemies? How does electing the president of a superpower help us live lives of self-sacrificial love?