Monday 10 March 2014

100 Words on the Gospel in Coptic Lent - 10th March

The lamp of the body is the eye. Therefore, when your eye is good, your whole body also is full of light.

In Luke 11:33-36 we are taught that what comes into our hearts through the sense of sight will affect us for good or for ill. What we watch on TV, the movies we see, and the websites we visit will all leave a lasting influence that is not easily overcome. In this season of Lent, while we are making efforts to control our appetite for food, we must strive to overcome the appetite of the mind and heart for sights which are unhealthy to our souls. This will mean avoiding many TV programmes and websites, turning our eyes from sights and images in the world around us, and filling the sense of sight with images of Godly things. If we guard ourselves against what enters our heart through the eyes then we will find ourselves filled with light and not darkness. 

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