[We are called] to see with the eyes of love. This, fundamentally, is a call to moral imagination. Specifically, to the sort of moral imagination that sees ourselves, our neighbors, and yes, even our enemies as creatures made both by and for love. It means seeing one another as bearers of an ineradicable glory, a glory that demands both honor and protection.
It means seeing one another’s pain, wounds that mark every dimension of our lives, wounds that bespeak both spiritual affliction and systemic assault. It means seeing one another’s possibility, refusing to reduce one another to our worst selves or consign one another to our bleakest eventuality, but—in the way of love—to hope all things. And it means deliberately cultivating this way of seeing as the foundational element of a renewed social order.
G R E G T H O M P S O N
Deuteronomy 18:15-20 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 Mark 1:21-28
The Reverend Jamison Galt