by Bruce “Coach” Hanson

“If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do that. And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, expecting to be repaid in full. But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back.” Luke 6:32-35a

There are eye problems and then there are EYE PROBLEMS. I have both. The former is the Macular Degeneration that impacts my life greatly every time my eyes are open. There is little I can do about that. Hate the eye shots!!

But the latter is something I can address and when I do, it has the power to turn both my world and the world of those I see, right side up. The key to making that happen can be found in these wonderfully powerful words by Amy Grant.

“I may not be every mother’s dream for her little girl
And my face may not grace the mind of everyone in the world
But that’s all right, as long as I can have one wish I pray
When people look inside my life, I want to hear them say
She’s got her Father’s Eyes
Her Father’s Eyes
Eyes that find the good in things
When good is not around
Eyes that find the source of help
When help just can’t be found
Eyes full of compassion
Seeing every pain
Knowing what you’re going through
And feeling it the same
Just like my Father’s Eyes
My Father’s Eyes
My Father’s Eyes
Just like my Father’s Eyes”

WOWSERS!!! And the reward for being that is this.

“And on that day when we will pay
For all the deeds we have done
Good and bad they’ll all be had
To see by everyone
And when you’re called to stand and tell
Just what you saw in me
More than anything I know
I want your words to be
She had her Father’s Eyes
Her Father’s Eyes”

Who could ask for more ? (-B

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