We must continually protect our heart from unclean
thoughts and impressions, according to the words of the author of the book of
Proverbs: "Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the
issues of life" (Prov. 4:23).
Purity is born within the heart from extended
safekeeping of it, to which the vision of the Lord has access, according to the
assurance of eternal Truth: "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they
shall see God" (Mt. 5:8).
We should not reveal unnecessarily what is best in
the heart, for only then does that which has been accumulated remain in safety
from enemies visible and invisible, when it is kept as a treasure in the
innermost heart. Do not open the secrets of your heart to everyone.
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