Eyes And Ears

If eyes were made for seeing,
why do I fail to see so many things?
I always wake up to a beautiful morning,
why do I fail to see beauty the rest of the day?

The eyes indeed were made for seeing,
why do I refuse to sometimes see?
I see people in need or in pain.
I turn my sight away so I don’t see them.

But it is not only with the eyes that I see.
I have a heart that helps me see even more clearly.
With the heart I can see the tears even before they fall
Or see that smile breaking for joys, big and small.

If ears were made for hearing,
then, why do I fail to hear so many things?
There is a tune that all creation sings.
There is a beat and rhythm in everything.

The ears indeed were made for hearing.
But sometimes I listen selectively.
I hear praises and accolades
But I never listen to others’ counsel and censure.

It is not only with the ears that I hear.
There is also a sense of hearing deep inside of me.
I can listen to that little voice whispering
“I am here with you till time everlasting.”

The disciples approached Jesus and said,
“Why do you speak to the crowd in parables?”
He said to them in reply,
“Because knowledge of the mysteries of the Kingdom of heaven
has been granted to you, but to them it has not been granted.
To anyone who has, more will be given and he will grow rich;
from anyone who has not, even what he has will be taken away.
This is why I speak to them in parables, because
they look but do not see and hear but do not listen or understand.
Isaiah’s prophecy is fulfilled in them, which says:

You shall indeed hear but not understand,
you shall indeed look but never see.
Gross is the heart of this people,
they will hardly hear with their ears,
they have closed their eyes,
lest they see with their eyes
and hear with their ears
and understand with their hearts and be converted
and I heal them.

“But blessed are your eyes, because they see,
and your ears, because they hear.
Amen, I say to you, many prophets and righteous people
longed to see what you see but did not see it,
and to hear what you hear but did not hear it.”
Matthew 13:10-17

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