I used to wonder about the meaning of the pirate symbol. You have the skull and crossbones and the patch over one eye. Apparently this character is blind one eye. Then I learned that those "in the know" consider the rest of us to be the blind. We do not see how we are scientifically controlled via media progaganda and culture creation. Of course our parents did not "see it" either so how could they warn us about something of which they are unaware? Jesus also told them a parable: "Can a blind person guide a blind person? Will not both fall into a pit? (Luke 6:39)
What we do see with our one "good eye" is the unappealing aspects of other people. Jesus has something to say about that as well. "A disciple is not above the teacher, but everyone who is fully qualified will be like the teacher. 41Why do you see the speck in your neighbor's eye, but do not notice the log in your own eye? 42Or how can you say to your neighbor, 'Friend, let me take out the speck in your eye,' when you yourself do not see the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your neighbor's eye." -Luke 6:40-42
May God give us clear vision in BOTH eyes regardless of the pain of that procedure. Yes, the procedure is quite painful, but the ensuing clarity of vision is more than worth the price of admission. Does a mother remember the pain of childbirth when she looks into her daughter's beautiful eyes? There is more on the other side than we ever imagine. Jesus awaits us on that other shore, saying: "Come unto me all ye that are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." May God grant us the courage to embark on that journey once again today as we must each and every day.
"Love is not a victory march it's a cold and it's a broken hallelujah ..." Jeff Buckley via Leonard Cohen > http://tr.im/kJxg