If you want to see God in your midst look for the light and not the diamond. “There are so many facets, and yet the light is not in any of them. Their beauty lies in their ability to reflect what is beyond them,” writes Taylor. Yet to see God in others, who no doubt possess both good and evil, you have to look for the light that is within us all.
Sometimes that’s all I can do, look inside someone’s dark soul to find a glimmer of light to love. The rest I might want to kill but that little light stops me from doing it. Finding that light becomes the task. And I often find it when I set aside myself for the thirsty, the hungry, the naked, the stranger, the sick, and the prisoner. When I can see every human being as Jesus in disguise, I can see the light and know God is not just real but very present.
“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
The great 20th Century American journalist, social activist and anarchist Dorothy Day, made her name as a anti-war pacifist, a women's rights activist, and champion for the poor and social justice issues with her the Catholic Workers Movement. Arrested more than once for exercising her rights and expressing her beliefs, this athiest turned Catholic lived as if every one she met were Christ. Speaking on this passage from Matthew 25, Day meant what she said, "The true atheist is the one who denies God's image in the least of these."
If you're a Christian, a self-proclaimed follower of Christ, the let the reality of that quote sink in.
An ex-copywriter turned punk rock pastor and peacemaker who dedicates his life to making the world a better place for all humanity.
"that they all might be one" ~John 17:21
“Prius vita quam doctrina.”
~ St. Thomas Aquinas (1225–1274)
* “Life is more important than doctrine.”