Look at the beautiful – open – full of life eyes of this little one. Just think of God’s creation – this beautiful world this child will see. Think of the people he will see: family and then people of every colour and nation.

Life in the Son is living with our eyes open to the incredible world of people around us. Yet at times it seems we develop “spiritual cataracts” and we do not see clearly the people who make up our world – often the ones closest to us.

Before my life in the Son I was actually “blind”. I could not see who I really was and could not see why I was in the world.

I look forward to seeing you this Sunday (July 2) as we worship our God who sees all and who can open our eyes.

We will also celebrate the gift of our Nation and pray that God will continue to open our eyes “to the least, the last, the lost.”