…for the ointment which would save your eyesight? How much do we want to see? A lot I guess.

But what about the eyes of our hearts? Paul prays that “the eyes of your heart may be enlightened.” Not for nothing either, but “in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe.” (Eph 1: 18-19)

The book of Ephesians was written to Christian people, so I am assuming that we can’t just relax about our eyesight. We need our eyes enlightened.

Also to a Christian church Jesus says, “You say, ‘I am rich’; but you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked. I counsel you to buy from me…salve to put on your eyes, so you can see. Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest, and repent.” (Rev 3:17-18)

Maybe Paul was praying for that salve for our eyes. Maybe we should get as serious about that salve as we would if an opthalmist told us we had an eye disease which threatened our natural eyesight!