The Law of Clarity

If you had one thing clarified for you that you knew would change your whole life, what would that be?

There’s a beautiful story told in Mark 8:24 where a young man comes to Jesus asking him to heal his eye sight. Jesus takes some dust and mixes it with his spittle to form mud and put this on the young man’s eyes as a manifestation of being blind. He then tells him to go wash himself in the bath of Siloam.

Now for the untrained ear this does not really mean anything, but for the trained adapt who understand the hidden world of analogy and symbols there’s a whole revelation in the abovementioned story.

The word “Siloam” from Peshita Greek translates to “five senses” in English. So Jesus is actually telling this young man to go wash his “five senses”. Now, I can write a whole chapter on this statement, but for the sake of this post I want to get back to what happens after this young man has completed the exercise of washing himself of his “five senses”.

He gets back to Jesus and Jesus asks him, “What do you see?”

“I see people walking around like trees”, he reply.   “Not good enough” says Jesus, “Let’s repeat the process. When the young man gets back the second time he responds when asked the same question, “I can see clearly people walking around” (Mark 8:25)

And this in a nutshell is the Law of Clarity. If you don’t know where you are going, how will you know you are there when you get there? If you don’t know what you want, how will you know you’ve got it when you get it?

If you had just one thing that you needed clarity about, what would that be? Why don’t you drop me an e-mail ockert@icon.co.za and let’s together see if I can’t help. Actually

I’m quite sure that I will be able to help :–

Waiting for your mail, love and respect