My windows are covered with salt spray, especially those that look on the ocean. When I peer out, what I see is clouded and spotted, distorted by the deposits made in each tiny drop. My life is sometimes like that. I am distracted by tiny ‘things’ that leave their mark on my vision, distorting and marring the view. Each drop is so minute, and yet the accumulated distortion affects all that I see. Pettiness and resentment encrust my perspective, making me cross and depressed. Seeds of selfishness cause small changes in my view until I see only what is blurred and misshapen. How can I see your world clearly through windows that distort my vision and its clarity? I pray, O God, help me wash my spirit and scour away these distorting deposits. May I look through eyes that are clear and loving; may I see others as you see them. Please help me see through eyes washed with your water of love and forgiveness; help me see only as you see.