Jul 18, 2020 filed under 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 EncounterGrace.co conference last fall, I got goosebumps and tears (I would have all-out cried, but didn’t have a Kleenex on me!).

I shared this in October, and figured if I wanted to see it again, maybe you do, too! 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 Pixabay.com and DepositPhotos.com.

12 Responses to “Those Eyes: a meditation on mercy”

  1. Rita M Reardon

    Rose thank you for introducing me to Corrie Marine. She’s has a beautiful voice lonely song. Can’t wait to get her CD

  2. Sal Evola

    Hi Rose,

    This is simply top notch! Both the music and the video are superb and moving. You out did yourself as usual Rose.

    I have beautiful portraits of Christ in my condo but I’ve never seen or come across a portrait as the one shown above. I would buy it in a NY minute!

    Simply beautiful and capturing the way he is looking forward gesturing with his hand.

  3. Mary Faye McAneny

    Cant believe I missed it the first time . Must have been traveling. Loved the music and the video. Have you ever thought about using pictures of older folks or those who are unattractive or disabled — harder to look at?

    • Rose Folsom

      There’s a psalm that says that the elderly that have faith are “still full of sap, still green.” That “green-ness” describes the interior life — the perpetual youth and wholeness of hope centered in God. I believe that generally showing photos of youthful people and beautiful things reflects the interior life of grace and the perpetual and ever-renewing joy of heaven that we all share, regardless of age or condition of health. Hope that makes sense.

  4. Sabine Paul

    Beautiful way to start my day. Felt like a great big hug. It gave me the confidence I needed to face my day.

    • Joyce

      Beautiful !
      His eyes tells it all.
      All what he has been through for us and forgiveness.
      Beautiful image .
      Thanks for sharing
      Rose may God Bless you.

  5. Tom Roberts

    There are few purely historical documents attesting to Jesus’ presence. The most powerful record we have is the explosive effect he had. The news raced through the Roman Empire by every mode of transportation, highways on horse and foot, ships, person to person and via the network of synagogues.

    What impressed me was the effect on the faces and actions of people who had looked into Jesus’ eyes depicted in works of art; St Francis receiving the stigmata, St Teresa of Avila and yes, even in Hollywood films. Judah Ben Hur, dying of thirst on a forced march to the Roman galleys, receives a dipper of water then looks up into Jesus’ eyes and is transformed. A centurion about to do harm looks into Jesus’ eyes and backs away, seemingly asking himself “What am I doing?”

    Here, I am looking at the artist looking at the subject who, looking at Jesus, is transformed. What’s communicated to me is the word I received from a priest twenty years ago: “Get your identity straight, get your mission straight.” That mission is to love God with all my heart and to love my neighbor as myself. It’s practical application is “Do not do to others what is hateful to yourself.”

  6. Diane Upham

    I always look forward to your message each Sunday.
    Beautiful, you don’t disappoint, and neither does our Precious Lord.
    Love Diane & family