I do and have for more than twenty years now.
When I didn’t have glasses, I made do, but the world was smeared and fuzzy. Or more precisely, my experience of the world was. I could see, but my seeing was a distortion.
Today, I am thinking about how I have a similarly distorted view of myself (and those around me).
The details are blurred. My perspective is off. My depth of vision is less than it could be.
So, I look inward.
I try to see through Jesus’ eyes. I try to notice the hidden pieces. The parts shadowed and hard to make out. The parts I don’t really want to look at.
And because I am seeing through the 20/20 vision of Christ, I see these parts of me are not to be feared or avoided. I see that compared to the grace and love and light in me, I can let these bits of me be exposed to the light. I
can let them be what they are, part of a man on a journey. A man who has failings and faults, but who can also see these failings and faults do not define him.
I can see because I have been seen. I can see because I am being seen.
Vulnerable and exposed, but forgiven and free. I needed to see this today. Perhaps you need to see the same for yourself?
Life is better together,
2 thoughts on “See (Lent #3)”
Thanks Shawn for sending this Blog for Lent. I am following it and trying to put into perspective what you offer each day. Much food for thought!! Billie R.
I am also trying to add during lent. That means trying to read more scripture each day. Love reading the blog. Flora