“The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!” (Matthew 6: 22-23)
Our eye is our perspective. It indicates our vantage point, our vision, our focus. To have a divided focus, is to really have no focus at all. We can’t claim the fullness of our aspiration if we are not single-minded about this. This is not a matter of willful devotion to a human ideal or action or a human sense of achievement. It is about making God that “single” Mind, for He is that One Mind that is faithful and good.
This devotion to God’s purpose, setting our sights on what is true and right and good according to His daily declarations to us, is staying single-minded, devoted to a Mind that is light and that will always enlighten, brighten, uplift, and guide us. This dedication to God as Cause and reason will fill our bodies with light—with effortless health, buoyancy, freedom.
Conversely, if our thought is divided, worshipping matter as much as God, or giving the mortal mind and its sob stories an equal or greater part of our attention, we will not feel that lightness that is ours naturally. Our eye, focused on the dark and dreary, has rejected the Christ-light that is extended to us for our healing use. We have agreed to a mind divided from God, which having not the ring of Truth, has no power behind it for demonstration.
Surrender the entireness of your thought to God and His loving design. Take this moment to feel the light of Him alone. Don’t let that divided sense of a personal self, cast a shadow on your glory. Let your eyes sparkle with the inner acceptance of God’s unconditional and powerful Love.
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