“And your life would be brighter than noonday. Thought you were dark, you would be like the morning.
And you would be secure, because there is hope;
yes, you would dig about you, and take your rest in safety” (Job 11:17, 18).
A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO, I saw two ladies with arms linked pass by my house. They were laughing and chatting as they took their usual evening stroll. One of them is blind. Leaning on her friend’s arm and vision, she moved forward with decisive steps, enjoying the moment. How admirable! From my perspective, 1 consider blindness to be a difficult situation, especially when I think about the great blessing of sight, through which we can enjoy the beauty of God’s creation. Deprived of sight, this lady enjoys life, which goes beyond what can be seen through the eyes. She “sees” through emotions and spirituality.
Finding meaning in life is a must. Despite having a great abundance of material goods, many people experience an existential emptiness that robs them of the ability to enjoy. They turn to pleasures of the world as a way to momentarily evade it, but that does not fill their emptiness. In search of meaning in life, many women become ensnared in fashionable practices or in feminine stereotypes built as models. We should be careful. We are not exempt from going through circumstances that rob our true meaning in life. Age crises, social pressure and the need to feel valuable may be reasons to make us want to “have a fling” with the world.
Someone might whisper to our emotions that we could feel and be better
off in an environment where everything can be experienced without feeling guilty. That’s a fallacy. We were made for something superior, and we will always be called to that ideal. A guilty conscience is an executioner that destroys emotional, spiritual and physical strength, leading us to dark existential emptiness.
Emptiness of the heart can only be filled by God. A dark existence can only be brightened by the light of His grace. Searching elsewhere is searching in vain. Look beyond your physical eyes; look with the eyes of your soul and you will notice that every minute in life makes sense when you make God the axle that moves you existence.