If I cannot find the face of Jesus in the face of those whom I regard as enemies, if I cannot find him in the unbeautiful and damaged, if I cannot find him in those who have the “wrong ideas,” if I cannot find him in the poor and the defeated, then how will I find him in bread and wine or in the life after death?
If I do not reach out in this world to those with whom he has identified, why do I imagine that I will want to be with him, and them, in heaven?
Why would I want to be for all eternity in the company of those I avoided every day of my life?
Source: Loving Our Enemies: Reflections on the Hardest Commandment
Is this where the …”many will say to me, when did we see you” comes in ?
Help me see and value as you value.
Break My Heart and Finger’s grip on things that have no eternal value.