What we see reveals what we are inside. To the pure all things are pure and it is the pure in heart who are promised to see God. Maybe we don’t see God active around us because we are not acting purely ourselves? If purity is an inside job, then our actions will reflect that. Conversely when our actions are impure, our sinful nature is revealed.
How often is the light from the inside blurred because we have acted impurely outwardly? Christ is veiled when we fail. It is vitally important for us to fight for the Light to shine from within us and this is best done when our actions do not throw shade on Christ.
We must start treating others purely from a purity viewpoint. We cannot look at others any other way. If we look at people with impurity in our hearts, we will treat them as such. Looking at one another as brothers and sisters in Christ and treating everyone as they are children of God will reveal that we ourselves are pure in heart.
How is your heart?
How do you look at and treat others? With contempt? With lust? With envy? With bitterness? With purity?
What do your actions reveal about how you view God?