February 23 Echoes of Eternity The light of the body is the eye: if therefore th…

February 23 Echoes of Eternity
The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.
Matthew 6:22
The eye is a precious gift. It allows the manifold wonders and beauty of the created world to enter your mind and soul. You are spiritually affected by what the eye sees. And herein lies a problem.
Your mind is not disciplined to focus on the inner vision. It grabs what the eye conducts to it and runs in many directions, always ending in self. This makes it a serious distraction, and is one of the reasons for praying with closed eyes. Even this is not a sure shield against distraction, for your mind will still process images stored in its memory.
Do not despair, My child, but do not accept this condition as unchangeable. Keep working at getting the inner vision calm, stable, and stayed on Me. It will not be easy, but nothing worthwhile comes without struggle.

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