“Your eye is like a lamp that provides light for your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is filled with light. But when it is unhealthy, your body is filled with darkness. Make sure that the light you think you have is not actually darkness. If you are filled with light, with no dark corners, then your whole life will be radiant, as though a floodlight were filling you with light.” Luke 11: 34:36
When someone is driving fast down the highway at night, we can realize and acknowledge how amazing the human eye is. Moving at that spend everything changes moment by moment yet the eyes are still constantly gathering information required to make critical decisions about how to reach the destination safely. Jesus refers to us, the church, as a body of which there are many parts. It seems that eyes would be important to the process. Seeing what is coming and interpreting how to navigate our surroundings is important for our health but also for the plans that we make when we go forward. Think of it this way, what if you where driving but your eyes decided that things where not very important or maybe that they shouldn’t be a bother and so quit tell you what they saw. This happens more than we would like in church and because of that we miss critical information that could literally be used to save people.
One responsibility that we all have is to make sure there is enough light. Shining the light of truth can be awkward or maybe even tedious but it is always healthy to see and know what is happening around us. If you are sitting in church one day and see someone but choose not to share or question, then essentially, we are taking our eyes off the road. God is with us and we have much to be thankful for, the path we are taking toward the Kingdom of God needs everyone on task and helping. Add your eyes as we navigate this path together, shine your light into the darkness.