Eyes On

Eyes OnI see it.

Index and forefinger in front of your eyes.

In confirmation that you have found what you wanted.

Your buddy nods.

The moment of Truth.

Few will ever get to experience such a moment… or will they? There so many things in life that are important to get close to. It is arrogance to think you can do it alone. Someone has to care about you to make the journey to that moment. That moment when you have to decide what is good and what is bad. I like the word evil better. Evil must be dealt with before good can do its miracles.

There are people who quietly fight evil every day both in the cammo uniform and in black and white. Black and white…. Hmmm, that is where all our confusion is, settling on what is black and what is white. Nuns in a convent?…. Wrestle with good and evil every day in prayer. In their own way they are at war too…. Fighting injustice and unfairness. Not sure I want to be on their battlefield…. I think cammo is better… then the Evil can’t see you until it is too late. “Eyes on”. Hold breath, focus, …. squeeze… “send it”.

Too many have given up the will to fight. Our culture panders to feelings. Our youth have become soft while avoiding knowledge by giving themselves to the false affirmations of social networking. Heads down… not on real targets.

Media is celebrating itself. They no longer point us to Truth. It is going to be harder for all to distinguish right from wrong.

Are there “eyes on” our nation?

Is there a trigger soon to be pulled by the wrong people?

Pray harder Sisters, you may be all we have left…. Oops, I mean right…


Chris Bent, former Navy SEAL UDT-21, is the author of 11 books. Troubled by all the pain and injustice in the world he is driven to write in brief chapters that touch universal truths. Helping us search and find where we are meant to go. Helping us make a difference. Helping us not to quit. Hopefully.

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