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How do you see things?

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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! No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. ~ Matthew 6:22-24

"The commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes" ~ Psalm 19:8b

According to Jesus, the difference between a life filled with light or happiness and a life filled with darkness or unhappiness depends on how you answer this question. He taught that if our eye, or the way we see things, is healthy, then our life can be filled with happiness. But if the way we see things, if our outlook or mindset is messed up, there is no end to how dark our life can be.

If you are one of the millions who have lost big in the stock market it’s so important for you to have the right attitude toward your losses. When we suffer a loss we have two options: we can focus on what we have lost and be depressed, or we can focus on what we still have and be filled with gratitude.

The next thoughts Jesus shared were that we cannot serve two masters. We cannot and we should not try to serve God and money. Is money the driving force of your life? Are you trying to serve those two masters? Are you trying to serve God and money? Is your life filled with light or darkness: with happiness or unhappiness?

How do you see things?

Adapted from How do you see things? by R. Woodward.

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2 Comments

  1. I think this recession has made it tough for people to remember to be thankful. Thanks for the timely reminder!

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