Saturday, May 28, 2011
Keep Your Eyes Where They Should Be
"Look eye, always look eye!"
This is one of my Favorite parts of the Karate Kid. You show respect by looking into your opponents eyes, and you can also learn how they are feeling. Today, I want to relate looking into someone's eyes to looking towards Heaven.
When you look in someones eyes while they are speaking you show that you want to know what they are saying. So when we look to Heaven we are saying that we really want to know what God has to tell us today. You don't sit and wait for someone to say something yesterday, you wait for them to speak today because you don't need yesterday's instructions for todays problems.
While it is true that "God is the same yesterday, today, and forever", He gives us knowledge "line upon line, precept upon precept." This is done through a Prophet, like Moses, who can speak with God and then reveal to us what is going to happen.
"Surely the Lord God will do nothing,
but he revealeth his secret
unto his servants the prophets."
-- Amos 3:7
The other part I wanted to point out is that when you are looking in the eyes, you are showing respect for them whether you agree with what they are saying or not. Not everyone believes the same, not everyone likes the same things or wears the same clothes. This is because we are all different, and if we weren't we would be quite annoyed all the time because the wouldn't be any flavor to life. However, just because we have differences doesn't mean we should rule out anything else just because it is in opposition to our own view. By the time the Christ shall come and reign we will all be united in one faith.
"One Lord, one faith, one baptism,"
Lets do as Mr. Miyagi says, and "always look eye." Always look to God for the truth, always follow His chosen Prophets, and always respect what He says, even if we don't understand it.