Friday, July 10

Eyes


Do you ever look into your child's eyes and wonder what they will see during their lifetime? Wars and peace, their babies in their arms, great grandchildren running about, family gathered around the table, sunsets, happinesses and sorrows...

I pray that they will have eyes that see with compassion, with tenderness and understanding. I pray that I will have the wisdom to teach them not to turn away from uncomfortable sights and heartache simply because it makes them uncomfortable. I pray that we will have the wisdom to teach them that uncomfortableness in our hearts is a sign that we need to be moved to compassionate action. I pray this for myself.

3 comments:

Della said...

Wonderfully insightful and gave me food for thought. I especially liked the not turning away from the uncomfortable but combatting it with love and mercy and grace...love your blog and your insights! Blessings...

Beth said...

Beautiful photo. Beautiful post. Thank you for sharing :-)

Andrea said...

i love this, hannah--beautiful.