"Receive thy sight"

In Luke's Gospel is an account of the healing of a blind man, who had called out to Christ Jesus to have mercy on him. When Jesus asked the man what he would have him do, he replied, "Lord, that I may receive my sight."Luke 18:41 Jesus said, "Receive thy sight: thy faith hath saved thee." His simple instruction: "Receive thy sight" implies that sight is man's birthright, an integral part of man. It is as if the Saviour had said, "God is giving you sight; receive, or accept, this truth into your consciousness."

Authority for such a conclusion is to be found in the Bible. There we read that man was made in the image and likeness of God and that "God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good." Gen. 1:31 The creator, infinite Mind, is ever conscious of His own creation, and man reflects this all-seeing Mind.

Mrs. Eddy defines "eyes" as "spiritual discernment,—not material but mental." Science and Health, p. 586 Does not this discernment necessarily come from Spirit, God, and is it not inherited by the child of God? The perfect manifestation of the perfect Father includes perfect vision as well as every other Godlike quality. Hence sight is a part of man's wholeness, or holiness.

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"Take time to be holy"
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