Simply put, it's not 'what' you see, it's 'how' you see. This is the point, of any 'point of view'!
We all know this intrinsically, and live it in absolutely everything we do. That's why we obsess about 'perspective', perception, vantage point, outlook, glass-half-empty/full, attitude, 'Life Is Good' stickers, etc. Let's get to the most important person and important point, about 'point of view'...
Jesus - 'God with us' (Mt 1:23) - said that some of us would see him and 'perceive' truth, and others of us would not. When you see - or hear about Jesus - do you see God, do you stop and worship, or do you walk on by? Two of us, side by side, can both be looking at the same person, at Jesus, but only one of us actually sees God. (Is 6:9; Mt 13:14-15)
Jesus told us that the eyes are the 'lamp of the body', and that if our eyes are good, our whole body is full of light... (Mt 6:22-23) Jesus is the 'light of the world', and he tells us that if we believe in him and follow him, we will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life. (John 8:12) Jesus also told us - and modeled for us - that the only way to really see truth in this life, and to understand things like rules and regulations and values and motives, is when we are soaked in his Spirit of Truth. (Jn 8:19; Jn 5:19; Mt 22:29; Jn 5:39-40; Mt 4:1-11; Jn 8:1-11; Jn 8:31-32,36; Jn 14:6; 2 Cor 10:5)
To have life's truest, purest, eternal 'point of view', we need to see and believe Jesus Christ, and see the rest of life through the Spirit of Jesus Christ.
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Peter Walker. I hope you enjoy these reflections. Please feel free to comment!:)