I was reading this wonderful article on GuidePosts that talks about recognizing and understanding all the people in our lives and this particular sentence stopped me right in my tracks:
“I imagine Jesus looked at people like that.”
This got my mind running in circles and I began imagining how glorious that must be. Oh, to see like Jesus!
I envision every question would be answered and our doubts would just disintegrate. Think about it, all the conditioning that has been passed on to us would simply fall away. We would not see one another as an adversary or as being separate, but instead as being brothers and sisters and even being one.
Faith and prayer would be our anchors. Love would be our only real guide and compassion could be the new currency. Doesn’t that sound awesome? Or is it a little too pie-in-the-sky for you?
For the pie-in-the-sky thinkers, let me remind you (and most definitely remind myself) of Luke 8: 22-25:
“Where is your faith?”
Jesus asked this after taking his disciples to new waters and proceeded to fall asleep. While he was sleeping a terrible storm moved in and the disciples, shrouded in fear and feeling in danger, woke him up.
“Where is your faith?” He asked His disciples.
In fear and amazement they asked one another, “Who is this? He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey Him.
~Luke 8:25, NIV
I will take pie-in-the-sky any day over the opposition. But it takes work and prayer!
So I pray: Jesus thank you for planting these seeds of love and hope within me. Help me to see all others with eyes like yours. Show me more ways to comfort and love anyone in need. Help me heal myself and others with my words and actions. Thank you for your truth and love. Fill me with your courage so that I may shine your light as I am meant to.