see everything else more clearly

10 Nov


To See Clearly Close Your Eyes
By Fr. Dwight Longenecker, October 27, 2012,

What I mean is, pray more.

These are the things that blind us: egotism. I’m blind about myself. I think I’m delightful. There’s nothing wrong with me. It’s everybody else’s fault. I’m fine. It’s a conspiracy theory. Close your eyes in prayer to see yourself more clearly.

Money. When I worry about money I can’t see other things clearly. All I can see are dollar signs. If you close your eyes in prayer you will see everything else more clearly and soon you will see the birds of the air and the flowers of the field. They do not worry about what they shall wear or eat or drink.

Lack of Love. I’m blinded by my need for love. I can’t see other people for what they really are. I see them as objects or as potential love givers. I don’t see them as they are, but as satellites around the wonderful planet that is me. Close your eyes in prayer to see others more clearly. If you could just see them as the eternal and radiant souls God created them to be you would love them rather than expect them to love you.

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