be a camera
We can see something of God in each person…Be a camera. Empty yourself and take pictures of people. Let yourself be surprised. Open your shutter just for a moment, and be amazed at the illumination that floods in. Even though you’ve already encountered millions of people in your lifetime, let this one, the one in front of you now, astonish you. Mike Mason, Practicing the Presence of People (Colorado Springs: Waterbrook Press, 1999), 130.
Are you truly seeing the people in your life? How about the ones living under your roof – the ones breaking bread and breaking rules – making noise and making messes? I think perhaps it’s hardest to truly see the ones that stand nearest. We are blinded by the familiar.
…For in the image of God has God made man.