Several years ago, I learned that seventy per cent of a sighted person’s sensory information comes from the eyes. As a blind person, that astonished me, but it also helped me understand why so much technology is based on sight; however, the vision Jesus is urging us to cultivate in this lesson has nothing to do with the physical eyes. It is the vision we all have within us, blind or not, sighted or not. He also speaks of our true identity as part of one creation, which follows on from the idea that minds are joined. Finally, he assures us that we want this vision, because we want true joy and that we can attain it.
“Your decision to see is all that vision requires. What you want is yours. Do not mistake the little effort that is asked of you for an indication that our goal is of little worth. Can the salvation of the world be a trivial purpose? And can the world be saved if you are not? God has one Son, and he is the resurrection and the life. His will is done because all power is given him in Heaven and on earth. In your determination to see is vision given you.”