"Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus..." -Philippians 2:5
My wife and I were in a little marriage class at our church the other night. The speaker was talking about different lenses we sometimes use when looking at our spouses. Some are selfish, others self-righteous, and others conditional and performance based. He exhorted us instead to have grace-based lenses. That got me thinking about the lenses and filters we use in our day to day lives. Are we seeing people, situations, world events, with the eyes of Jesus? Are we zooming in on insignificant things to the neglect of the significant? Are we seeing a speck in our neighbor’s eye when we have a log sticking out of our own? What a challenge for us all...to see like Jesus.
I’m reminded of the words of the old hymn, “turn your
eyes upon Jesus...” But as we look out into the world
and deal with our day to day lives—we’re not monks in
a desert monastery after all—let us seek to see others
the way Jesus sees them. This is no easy task and is
impossible in our own strength, but the Holy Spirit will
help us, if we but ask Him.
“But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with
compassion...” -Matthew 9:36