When you look at the world around you what do you see? I just studied the verses from Matthew that say, “The eye is the lamp of the body; so then if your eye is clear, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light that is in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!” (Matt 6:22-23 NASB)
Sometimes that is seen to mean that you shouldn’t look at unholy things – be sure that the internet, books, and tv you watch are wholesome. But, when I think about it, reality says that I will see things that are not wholesome – on the news, in my community, even in my house. So, what can this saying mean? I think it means that our vision has to be clear. We have to see what is in front of us with the vision of Christ. Angry customer at the coffee shop? Child of God who is struggling. Selfish person in your life? Someone who lost and needs grace to find the generous heart of God. If I see with His eyes, my vision is clear, no matter what it is that I am seeing.