Nov 6, 2019 filed under Hope, Joy, Living Virtue, Love, Mercy.

Jesus blessing

What do you see when you look into Jesus’ eyes? Singer/songwriter Corrie Marie sees forgiveness, love, and freedom. And wow, her song “Those Eyes” expresses the joy and release of that! When I heard her sing at the conference, I got goosebumps and tears (I would have all-out cried, but didn’t have a Kleenex on me!).

Here’s your chance to “drink in” this love song to Our Lord in a video I made to go with the song. Thanks to Corrie Marie for lending us her music (and don’t forget to grab a Kleenex!).

Love always,

Featured photo on blog: Painting by Ary Scheffer (detail), 1851. Courtesy Walters Art Museum via Wikimedia Commons. Photos in video are from and

5 Responses to “Eyes of Jesus”

  1. Tom Roberts

    Wow! As usual your column causes me to gather my thoughts because I hadn’t been looking at things that way. The portrait of Jesus I remember as a youth was one of a dozen high on the back wall of my hometown Ben Franklin Store. You know it: mostly profile, shoulder length hair, tall forehead, European features and looking heavenward, not at me. The next I remember was in the 1960s, an angry, revolutionary, countercultural Jesus looking straight at me. This one hung on the wall of a parochial vicar’s dwelling space at the Newman Foundation adjacent to the University of Illinois campus. Then there are the Byzantine icons and mosaics depicting an impersonal Jesus of mission, severe and distant, looking straight at me.

    The depiction of Jesus’s eyes I think of is the one I never saw, couldn’t have seen; the the eyes seen by Peter and Andrew as Jesus said to them “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Matthew 4:19

    • Rose Folsom

      Yes, Peter and Andrew and especially Matthew. And the woman at the well. And the woman caught in adultery. And Mary Magdalene. And you and me.

  2. Fae

    Those eyes…

    Lately I have taken a tip from the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal: when I pray the Rosary, I watch Jesus and Mary looking at me with love.