22 The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light.23 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
As I have been going through this Essential 100 one common theme keeps popping up and that is the idea of light. This reading today is the rest of the sermon on the mount. I picked these two verses because they talk about light. Our eyes can be a stumbling block to us. We either accept what we see or we reject it. God gives us the power to see the good stuff all the time. If we choose we can see the bad stuff. It’s all in what you decide to put in front of your eyes. Sometimes we see the dark stuff weather we want to or not. The ideal thing to do is to not dwell on it even if it’s in front of your face. Jesus wants us to be filled with light. If we allow darkness to come into our lives we hurt our relationship with Him. Not that we lose it, but we can miss out on blessings He may have in store for us if we allow the darkness to cloud the light. We want to keep the light shining bright, then we can help others shine their light.