SEEING AS JESUS SEES
As we walk down the street, through the plant or office, or through school hallways and church foyers, do we see people as Jesus sees them? How about the person who avoids everyone, and of course will never look another person in the eye or take part in a conversation apart from a one word response, do we attempt to make eye contact and smile?
What difference might it make …if we took the effort to make eye contact with someone we would normally pass by, and possibly smile and say Hi?
Remember reading of Jesus Christ walking down roadways and paths, and how often He would talk to the outcasts, unloved and undesirable people He met along the way. Jesus always took the time to speak to people who came up to Him, and had compassion for everyone hurting.
In Isaiah 1:17 we read “learn to live right,
See that justice is done.
Defend widows and orphans
and help those in need.”
In Matthew 7:12 Jesus is quoted “Treat others as you want them to treat you. This is what the Law and the Prophets are all about. ”
As we see and meet people, let’s remember the words in Isaiah, as we don’t always know the situation of others. Let’s also remember the words of Jesus, and think of how we would like to be treated if we were suffering, and treat others with respect and have compassion