The eyes are the window to the soul. I was inspired to paint this window. In spite of the window being so beautifully adorned with its grills and flowers, there was no light inside the home, the interior was dark. Totally dark. A stark contrast to its bright, beautiful exterior.
Our eyes reflect the true state of our soul. We can spend much time beautifying our eyes on the exterior, but we can never hide or camouflage our true feelings. The eyes can reflect sadness or fear, defiance or anger, even hatred; but they can also be lighted up with joy, happiness and be full of hope and life.
I have seen the sadness and loneliness in the eyes of the old and lonely, the depressed and heartbroken.
I have also witnessed the ecstatic joy radiating from the eyes of a visionary and a priest in Medjugorje, who had seen and spoken to Our Lady. In fact, their faces also seem to radiate with the indescribable bliss of their heavenly encounter. This may be similar to what happened to Moses’ face whenever he spoke to God face to face. (Exodus 34:29-35)
“The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. 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!” Matt 6:22-23 (NIV)
Dear Jesus, let Your Light shine within us and heal our souls so plagued with sins and darkness. Prepare our hearts to receive YOU this Christmas. By R