Seeing, morality, and vision

Several months back, David Brooks offered reflections on morality in a NYT op-ed here. His comments have had me thinking along these lines:
1. Moral assessments, like aesthetic ones, Brooks suggests, do not result primarily from analytical reasoning after the fact, but from felt responses that occur with the seeing or observation itself. Thus our morality is profoundly related to how we see … which recalls Jesus’ words about the lamp of the body being the eye, and if our eye is dark, our lives will be dark indeed. The development of the spiritual life, then, is about the development of sight … sight (observing without an “eye” clouded by greed or bigotry, etc.), plus insight (seeing deeper meanings and patterns), plus hindsight (seeing our past wisely), plus foresight (seeing the future with appropriate hope and wisdom).
2. Faith communities (from local churches to denominations to internet chats to religious broadcasting, etc.) teach people – consciously or unconsciously – ways of seeing. Some teach to see others with judgment (insider? outsider?), fear (for us? against us?), superiority (good enough for my acceptance? not good enough?), etc. Again, it seems to me that Jesus invites us to see in a radically different way – reminding us that God gives rain and sun to everyone alike, so we should see everyone as beloved and blessed by God as our first habitual response. Similarly, Paul links the death of Jesus (in 2 Cor. 5) with a new way of seeing, so that now “we recognize no one according to the flesh.” Important reflections anytime, but especially for a time of political anxiety and vilification …
How is our vision? How are we teaching insight? How does our faith that “Christ died for all” affect our habits of seeing, our outlook?