How do the eyes of Jesus see you?
How do we see others?
“So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” – 2 Corinthians 5:16-17
If we look at Christ with a worldly point of view words like, “homeless bum” or “cult leader” might come up.
But if the old has gone and the new is here we see things differently- not just about Jesus but about All His children – IF we are under Grace!
This is one of the areas of greatest pruning for me as I was raised in a way to see “doings” of people before the soul of people. I believe now that this is exactly opposite of how Christ wants us to see people.
To see the soul of a Being is to see the Being made in the image of God without seeing their actions. This is Christ-sight, this is viewing people as Christ did! This is Only possible by Grace through Faith and Not through Law by Works!
Remember the law is good and holy and just and for someone “under the law” it does a wonderful job of creating the need for Christ – and that is the job of the law!
To see others as Jesus saw them is to see with eyes of Love and compassion – this is the major growth point for a spiritual life! Do I know what God is doing in the life of another? Do I have any idea what point that person might be at right now?
NO! But I know if Jesus was here He would be Loving them – Yes even if they don’t change to a “norm” I call acceptable – LOVE THEM!
Take a few moments for the next few days to find a quiet place to breathe:
Breathe in and say:
Breathe out and say:
“Teach me Love for All”
Practice this for a few days or weeks and see the judgment of others begin to fade away!