Strategic eye contact

Turning toward the woman, He said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave Me no water for My feet, but she has wet My feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair.”

Luke 7:44

The Lord Christ turns to one person and speaks to another.  This may seem like a trashing of the highly recommended way to speak with people.  Presence, eye contact  and responsiveness are part of good communications.  Here the Lord wants to direct Simon’s eyes to look where he is looking.  Strategic as this may be in this case, it is a supremely great thing to see what Christ see.  The sight holds out opportunities to be good,  gracious, generous, and kind.  Eye contact, with or without strategic intent, has purpose.