The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes
but in having new eyes.
Sometimes the very things we need to see, the smile of a child or the serenity of a sunset, are right before us, but our eyes and our lives are too distracted, too crowded to see them. We try to create the opportunities to see such things, yet it seems to no avail.
Perhaps the challenge is in having new eyes. The apostle Paul wrote, . . . now I see dimly as in a mirror, but then I will see face to face. (1 Corinthians 13:12) It is the presence of Christ in our lives that gives us new eyes to see. And that is the discovery of faith.
Have a great week,
January 19, 2007