Jesus said, "The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light; but if your eye is unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!" Matthew 6:22-23 The meaning of life is to see. How we see is profound. And the blind can teach us a great deal about spiritual sight. Every so often I travel into a nearby city for medical care. Sometimes I see a blind man and his seeing-eye dog. I marvel at how he sees through that dog and with his God-given senses. Within seconds he "sees" people who speak to him through their words and actions. His dog is an extension of himself as they weave through traffic, navigate buses, and commute to and from work. We have become friends. When he recognizes my voice, his face lights up and he smiles with pleasure. He sees me more clearly than if he had perfect vision. His spiritual eyes are healthier than the spiritual eyes of many sighted people.
The two greatest truths about God that I know are simple. God is light. God is love. Light is healing and cleansing. Where do we need the loving light of God in our spirits today? A popular saying is that we can either be the light, or reflect it.
God, give us healthy spiritual eyes.Fill us with your light and love. Help us be and reflect divine light in our world. Amen. HERE
Grace and peace,
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¨Churches say that the expression of love in a heterosexual monogamous relationship includes the physical, the touching, embracing, kissing, the genital act - the totality of our love makes each of us grow to become increasingly godlike and compassionate. If this is so for the heterosexual, what earthly reason have we to say that it is not the case with the homosexual?¨ Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu
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