Once we lose sight of God, we begin to be reckless. We cast off certain restraints from activities we know are wrong. We set prayer aside as well and cease having God’s vision in the little things of life. We simply begin to act on our own initiative.
Day by day, dear Lord, of you three things I pray:
to see you more clearly,
love you more dearly,
follow you more nearly, day by day.
Richard, Bishop of Chichester, 1253-
We forget that what is to us an extension of sight
is to the rest of the world a peculiar and arrogant blindness.