Are You Blind?

2 Kgs 11:1-4, 9-18, 20 / Mt 6:19-23

There are very few of us who cannot see well enough to drive or read or watch TV.  We may have to wear glasses or even use magnifying glasses for close tasks, but almost all of us can see what we need to see in order to function from day to day.

That’s on the physical level. But the anomaly is that on another, deeper level, the majority of us don’t know how to see what we need to see just to get along where it really counts.

We don’t see the impact that even the tiniest of our actions and choices have upon our neighbors.  We don’t see most of the consequences of the things we do. We don’t see the simple things that our neighbors need us to be and do for them.  We don’t see the big picture the Lord sees.

Jesus says that “if your eyes are good, your body will be filled with light.” We’ll be blind until we give our eyes to him. He will fill us with light, and we’ll know with confidence where to take our next step.