Commentary on the Gospel of
The lamp of the body is the eye. “Love comes in at the eye,” said W. B. Yeats, an Irish poet. Yet, an Irish proverb says, “When you go forth to see a wife, leave your two eyes at home and bring your two ears with you.” The problem is that the eye is not always wise; so often we see what we want to see and not what is really there. If your eyes are diseased your whole body will be in darkness, says the Gospel. “Lord, that I may see!” said the man in the Gospel. It is perhaps the most fundamental prayer.