The New Year has begun!

We have twelve months in the year 2020 to see, feel, hear, taste, touch, embrace, consider, reject, ignore (and the list goes on). However, never again will we have a year that can speak to us at both the level of 20/20 physical vision and the level of 20/20 spiritual maturity – insight.

The metaphor of 20/20 vision is apt for many who were born with vision issues. As we age, eye issues like cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration can surface and cause problems with the ability to read, maintain balance, see well at night or even during the day.

Gratefully, scientific strides have been made and today’s ophthalmologists, optometrists and opticians work hand in hand with one another as well as with pharmacists and various companies so that medication and eyeglass wear has greatly improved. More and more, people who anticipated restricted or no vision in their senior years are finding help in improved medication and eyeglasses.

Vision – such a gift!

Here we are, at the beginning of the year 2020 and my mind can’t help but reflect on possible connections between this year 2020 and the clarity that 20/20 vision can bring.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful, as the image says, if this were a year of “perfect vision”: a year where we saw
… reason, truth and commonsense replace lies.
… politicians, seeing the damage done by their selfish opposition to climate change, enact stringent environmental protection laws.
… corporations put people before profit.
… politicians put country before personal gain.
… humanity took the call to ‘love one another’ seriously and put love into into practice in homes, communities, neighbourhoods, streets.

A “year of perfect vision” … physical sight and insight. I pray for that.

The song by Robin Lamont is a wonderful reminder of the need to be ever mindful of the clarity about the future that we all need … one where we “see” more clearly; love the Creator/one another/ourselves more clearly; follow the path of the holy ones whose lives modelled thoughts and acts based on love: Day by Day, Day by day. Oh, dear Lord, Three things I pray:
To see thee more clearly. Love thee more dearly. Follow thee more nearly.
Day by day.
<lyrics by Robin Lamont>

May 2020 be a year of “perfect vision” for our world.

© June Maffin

Image, used by permission, was created by
Betty Locke (artwork) and Duncan Locke (text)