When “truth” turns out to be a lie, and “trustworthy” leaders turn out to be bullies, it’s disorienting.
If someone claims to see God, what can you say?
How do you know?
I was relieved to discover an answer that Jesus gives us. It’s right there in the Beatitudes:
Blessed are the pure in heart,
for they will see God.
Purity of heart is required to see God.
Leaders who abuse others are not seeing or speaking for God.
What a relief.