Friday of the Tenth week in Ordinary Time
“If your eyes are good, your body will be filled with light” (Mt 6:22)
There must be simplicity in one’s intention and purity in one’s affection.
Simplicity seeks God; purity finds him and savors him.
No good work will be difficult for you if you are interiorly free of all disordered affection.
If you want only what God wants and what is useful for your neighbor, you will enjoy interior freedom.
If your heart were upright then every creature would be for you a mirror of life and a book full of holy instruction.
There is no creature so small and so base that it does not show some image of God’s goodness.
If you had enough innocence and purity within you, you would see everything without hindrance. A pure heart penetrates heaven and hell.
Each person judges what is outside according to what he is within himself.
If there is any joy in the world, the pure heart possesses it.