Sightless eyes

One of the most prolific hymn writers of all time was Fanny J Crosby, a blind woman who lost her sight as a young child. But it’s obvious through her hymns that morally and spiritually she could see wonderfully well. We see a bit of it in a poem she wrote about herself:
‘Oh, what a happy soul am I! Although I cannot see,
I am resolved that in this world, content I will be.
How many blessings I enjoy that other people don’t,
To weep and sigh because I’m blind, I cannot and I won’t.’
Someone once said to Helen Keller: ‘What a pity you have no sight!’ Helen replied, ‘Yes, but what a pity so many have sight but cannot see!’
People like Fanny J Crosby and Helen Keller remind us of Jesus’ comment that the greatest darkness is that of people who do have eyes for seeing, but don’t do it.

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