November 9, 2017

The Eyes are the Window to the Soul

Saint Thérèse of Lisieux

You may recall a periodical from several years ago called Regeneration Magazine. It focused on theological matters of interest to orthodox Christians with a distinct Catholic bent. One particularly memorable issue featured photographic portraits of various saints contrasted with those of individuals who had publicly rejected God and denigrated Christianity. This is an attempt to recreate that presentation.

The Eyes Have It

Jesus speaks of forsaking earthly riches to see His call to serve God and others: "The lamp of the body is the eye. If your eye is sound, your whole body will be filled with light; but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be in darkness. And if the light in you is darkness, how great will the darkness be" Matthew 6: 22-23.

The saints are truly men and women of heroic virtue who radiate God's love.

St. Gemma Galgani, mystic, victim soul

St. Thérèse of Lisieux

A young St. Padre Pio

St. Teresa of Calcutta

The following individuals either summarily rejected God or actively opposed or undermined Christianity or Christian values. We do not know the fate of their immortal souls, only the measure of their earthly lives and the continuing tragic consequences of their views concerning the human person on society and the world. However, if the eyes reflect the soul then these photos speak volumes. 

A young Friedrich Nietzsche

Adolf Hitler 

Aleister Crowley, occultist, noted anti-theist

Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, eugenicist

Lastly, if you think these photos were choosen to make Nietzsche, Hitler, Crowley and Sanger look bad... stop. The saints exude love. You can see it in their eyes.

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