Pearls of the Word

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The light of the eyes

by Jean-Louis Coraboeuf

"The light [or] of the eyes rejoices the heart, and a good report makes the bones healthy" (Proverbs 15:30).

Jesus said to His disciples, "The lamp of the body is the eye" (Matthew 6:22). Our body will therefore be touched by what comes through our eyes, for good or evil. According to Hebrew thought, the true Light [or] is contained in the Torah. It is this Light that will rejoice our heart.

Jesus came to earth to bring us the Good News of the Kingdom of God, which is why it is also called "Torah of the Messiah" ("Law of Christ" in Greek, Galatians 6:2). Just as much as the bad things we look at can affect our soul and our body, so much the reading of the "Torah of the Messiah" will be a source of healing for our whole being.