So Easy To Read, So Hard To Do: No Need to Pet A Skunk (Matthew 6:22) (XV)

This is the fifteenth in a series of blogs on the ease of reading the words of Jesus in the book of Matthew … and the difficulty of following them.

The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good,
your whole body will be full of light.
(Matthew 6:22)

Your eyes – your spiritual eyes – allow either light or dark into your soul.

An example may help.

The spiritual eye is like another sense: tactile. If I touch something, I can expect some of it to rub off on me. So, if I  pet a skunk in the wild, I can expect, to my detriment, to share its odor.

Likewise, what the spiritual eye comes in contact with is what enters the soul. That does not mean that I cannot look at the dark things of the world, that’s impossible – there’s darkness everywhere. It means that I don’t invite the darkness into my life.

I can look at a skunk. I don’t need to pet it.

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Links to the previous blogs in this series can be found at Links to So Easy To Read, So Hard To Do.

About drjstewart

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