Looking in all directions

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Even unto them will I give in mine house and within my walls a place and a name better than of sons and of daughters: I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off. Isaiah 56:5 (KJV)

And people will come from the east and the west
and from the north and the south
and will recline at table in the kingdom of God. Luke 13:29

Sometimes I am so quick to judge others by how they look, speak, act, smell. I forget I am in the presence of a child of God, of a more than son or daughter of God. I forget I am looking at God’s image and likeness of goodness and love. I forget to look with my own eyes focused in goodness and love.

Jesus tells me that people from every corner of the earth come to be in God’s presence. Jesus tells me to love my neighbor as myself, to let go of fear, to forgive my enemies, and to do good to those who hurt me.

Today I am going to make a commitment to remember to look beyond surface idiosyncracies and treat all people with kindness and compassion.

4 thoughts on “Looking in all directions

  1. neodecaussade

    Dear Maryann McSweeny,
    I enjoyed your blog and the message is right on target. I tweeted your words and I encourage you to continue to write words of inspiration. Thank you, God bless,

    Reply
  2. CurtissAnn

    I did it! I’m committed, too, and today, a couple of times, I stopped thoughts and focused on loving the person in front of me. I’m glad to see it! Progress!

    Reply

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