About a week and a half ago, I had new lenses put in my glasses. Lesson from previous pair? Don’t put cheap lenses in your glasses. ‘Nuff said. This go-round, I didn’t get anti-glare coating. I hated the stuff on my last pair. I could never get the lenses clean, and it seemed like things were just never right. The woman selling me my lenses kept arguing that I’d hate glasses without the coating, but I stood my ground and got my glaring glasses.
I slid on the new pair and headed home, but there seemed to be a smudge in the lens. I kept cleaning, but the smudge wouldn’t go away. It took me a couple of hours to figure out what the smudge was. You’ll never guess. I could see the reflection of my own eyeball. Without the anti-glare, the whites of my eyes bounce right back at me.
That got me thinking about the plank in my own eye and the speck in somebody else’s. What would life be like if we truly could walk around and see our own “eyeball”? Rarely do we have a clear picture of our own sins, but we can sure point them out in somebody else! Wouldn’t it be cool to have a way to impartially see those planks in our eyes?
Then again, I could see the whites of my own eyes. Until I got used to it, it was pretty hard to take the focus off of, well, me. Instead of clearly seeing what stood right in front of me, everything filtered through my reflection. Need I go any farther with that, or are you already getting the gist of it? It’s hard to see others and their needs when we’re focused on ourselves, huh?
So there you have it. Two things on my mind this week, and all because I caught a glimpse of my own eyeball. I may need to swallow my pride and go back to the store though. I think I need anti-glare.