put your hands on our eyes also

422px-christ_and_the_pauper
Christ and the pauper by Andrey Mironov CC BY-SA 4.0 

May the Lord Jesus put his hands on our eyes also,
    for then we too shall begin to look not at what is seen
    but what is not seen.
May he open the eyes that are concerned not with the present
    but with what is yet to come,
May he unseal the heart’s vision,
    that we may gaze on God in the Spirit,
    through the same Lord, Jesus Christ,
whose glory and power will endure throughout the unending succession of ages.

Origen, c.185-c.254, Alexandrian Theologian
The Complete Book of Christian Prayer

_____________________

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us. We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ.

2 thoughts on “put your hands on our eyes also

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s