It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Chapter 3, Page 28, Book 17

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The Hope of Lent

When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us. 

Alexander Graham Bell

March 28th - Not everyone who has the gift of sight can truly see

What we see depends mainly on what we look for. 

John Lubbock

Playing games with a blindfold helps us appreciate the gift of sight. Sight is a double blessing in a time when media manipulates visual contents, its patterns, and its timing. A quickly edited, fast moving commercial on television proves the point; your eyes quickly read the message.

Throw away catalogs and advertisements that inevitably promise you more fulfillment and joy in life. Those things are not sold in stores. Never have been, never will be.

Sometimes a person can look, but not see.  Sometimes it is difficult to see the sun over the clouds. But the sun is always there.

We don’t always see things in the same way.  We don’t always agree.  Many things look differently to different people.  

Lent is a time to open our eyes and our hearts. It’s a time to see things as they are and not to blind ourselves to the truth.  To see each person as he or she is, a life worthy of respect, reverence and, and love.  To open our eyes to the truth that we are desperately dependent upon God for our very existence.

It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.

 Henry David Thoreau

4 comments:

betty said...

That is so true we are desperately dependent on God. Without him, we would ge nothing.

Betty

TARYTERRE said...

this quote sums it up for me today. "When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us." If only we look we can see.

jack69 said...

Such a true statement: Some people will look and look and never SEE!

Amen to TT above!

Mevely317 said...

John Lubbock's statement is so spot-on! I recall Tony Robbins doing a mental exercise akin to that. He had a room-full of people close their eyes and, -from memory -- asked them to name everything in that room that was colored brown. Focus, focus, focus!

Then ... "OK, what's blue?"