“The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light.” Matthew 6:22
In these days of mask wearing, sometimes it takes a second glance before we recognize a friend or acquaintance that we meet on the street. It has always amazed me that we have the ability to identify people just by some slight differences in facial structures. There are billions of people on earth, yet we can recognize familiar faces with just the slightest differences in facial structure.
I will admit that I am just a bit handicapped in that area. I do not discern faces as well as many others do, and therefore I find that I often say to my wife that certain people look very much alike, where she does not see the similarities. It is due to my generalizations about how people look in order to make sure that I can identify faces well. With the advent of more masking in the past two years, my facial clues are diminished, so I must really concentrate upon the eyes of others.
The funny thing is, we can get an awful lot of information from a person’s eyes. One can see a good smile just by looking at the eyes of another. Indeed, the Bible verse is so true, “The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light.”
Good eye contact has always been a non-verbal cue that we rely on to determine our ability to connect with another person.
These days, we need it more than ever.
Prayer: Lord, our eyes reflect our inner being. Thank you for that way to connect with others, Amen