The Eyes are the Windows to the Souls

Yesterday, I was reading a book by Eugene Peterson and was struck by a comment he made on eyes. It gave me a new appreciation for that old bromide: The eyes are the windows to the soul.

“Our eyes are remarkable and accurate signs of our inner spiritual health.

They narrow into slits when we hate, envy, and scheme.

They open wide in wonder when we live in adoration and generosity.”

“The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light…” Matthew 6:22

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. Anna and Avani says:

    So true! Amen.