Hiding something behind her eyes

Wisdomforlife

One of our Chinese exchange students went out to visit a friend from his previous year in the States. When he returned home I asked how his visit went and he expressed deep concern for his friend because she appeared, in his words, “to be hiding something behind her eyes.”

Unfamiliar with that phrase, I asked what he meant. He explained that when a person doesn’t look directly at you or shifts her eyes as you speak, it appears that she is feeling bad or ashamed of something. He said, “I knew something is not right with her from her eyes.”

I thought I knew what he meant. She’s hiding something or being deceitful. But there’s something deeper about the notion of hiding something behind her eyes. 

I thought about Jesus’ words, “Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is full…

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