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