Thought for the Day – 19th June

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“The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!

Matthew 6 : 22 – 23

One thing that I have always loved and at the same time found frustrating is when I am with someone, and we are looking at the same thing, and we see different things. We are looking at the exact same thing, but for some reason, whatever we are looking at is appearing different for myself and the other person. Sometimes I would wipe my eyes and blink to make sure that my eyes were working.

When our eyes are healthy, they can see the grace of God. When are eyes are working, they see the beautiful ways in which God is working in this world. When we see these sorts of things, our whole body is filled with that same grace and good news. If our eyes are not healthy, they see a lack of that grace and presence of God in the world, or they don’t see any signs of those things at all.

If all we see is a lack of grace and generosity or none of those things at all, we start to see more of that in the world. That darkness grows, but if we allow ourselves to see something new. If we allows ourselves to see that grace and generosity which God provides, then we allow for that light to start coming back in.

Prayer: Gracious God, we give you thanks for your generosity, your grace, and your mercy. In a world where it becomes easier to see a lack of your grace and generosity, help us to look for it. Keep our eyes open to these gifts. Help us to share this good news with others, so that others can start seeing them in their lives as well. Amen.

Action: Look at for signs of God’s grace and generosity and share it with someone.