What do you see?

"Your eye is a lamp for your body. A pure eye lets sunshine into your soul. But an evil eye shuts out the light and plunges you into darkness. If the light you think you have is really darkness, how deep that darkness will be!

Matthew 6:22-23

How do you see things? How do you see it? As you observe, what's your "take" on this? What do you see? The way we see makes a difference in how we see. How we see is governed by our hearts.

In the Neareastern tradition, there was something called the evil eye. The evil eye saw everything through avarice, covetousness. Things have not changed much today. We still can struggle with feeling "less than" and feeling that what will make us happy is outside of us. I say to myself, "if I only had what he has, I would be happier", and then "I want what he has... it's not right that he has it and I don't". And on it goes until I am negative in how I see things through this lense of narcissistic impoverishment.

It's a trap. This kind of seeing only makes things worse. It is a dark tunnel.

The good eye, good sight, is generous. God is generous in how He sees. God in me helps me to have a generous outlook: generous towards others and generous towards myself. It's also a grace-based outloook: gracious towards others and gracious towards myself.

Godly sight does not ignore evil or injustice, but is completly truthful about it, seeing it all, without bitterness or resentment.

I'm going to see generously and walk under a generous God.