Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
There are so many good things to see in this world! The shine of leaves wafting in sunlight, brilliantly coloured flowers, the flaming colours of a sunset, and a verdant landscape bespeak the beauty of nature. Add to this finely crafted textiles, the rich colors and lively strokes of a painting or the curves and balance of a sculpture, or a film expressing human artistry interpreting the artistry of God –and the variety of ‘healthy’ visual treasures seems endless. Unfortunately, especially in this digital age, there also seems to be no lack of dark images dancing in the shadows of life that can lure eyes into unhealthy places. The resulting darkness of soul can make any child of God ‘unhealthy’. What will I choose to see today? Will I find God and take time to gaze upon his face so that my life is filled with the Light of Christ? Christ Jesus, come and be light for my eyes.
Know that the Lord is God. He made us, we belong to him.
Come and be light for our eyes,
Be the air we breathe,
Be the voice we speak!
Come, be the song we sing,
Be the path we seek!
David Haas. Be Light for Our Eyes, # 305, CBWIII
Hear this hymn at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-JVBXik7js
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Soli ad gloriam Dei
Beverly Illauq lives in Kemptville, Ontario, where she greets each morning by seeking the Gospel Mystery of the Day - the Word of the Lord for direct and practical application to the specific challenges & joys of the day.