Eye Contact

What’s the power of looking someone in the eye?

I remember standing in my mom’s kitchen when I was less than 10 years old. She was talking to me, and my eyes were bouncing all over the kitchen. It felt odd, though. After the conversation was over, I considered, and decided that I wouldn’t do that again. I realized then the importance of looking someone straight in the eyes.

When you look in someone’s eyes, you acknowledge their worth. You’re seeing them as a fellow human. When someone looks with lust, he sees the person as an object. But when you think in a person’s eyes, you have an entirely different feeling.

I read in a book today that when Jesus looked at a woman, he would have looked into their eyes. He didn’t lust, so he didn’t view them as objects. Rather, he looked them in the eye and saw their value.

There’s a lesson there for us. Today, take the time to look into someone’s eyes, and ask them how they’re doing. Maybe it’ll spark a conversation

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About Me

I’m a high school student who seeks understanding. There are so many things in life that I would like to understand, but it’s hard.

  • How can I live a good life?
  • How can I make people like me?
  • How can I draw close to God?
  • What should I do after high school?

I call myself “Surrendered,” but to be surrendered is more of a process than a destination. I’m not perfect by any means, and I struggle a lot. Nevertheless, I place my hope in God, and trust that he will give me the answers.