the face of God

Saturday January 10th, John 1: 10 He was in the world, and the world came into being through him; yet the world did not know him. 11He came to what was his own,* and his own people did not accept him. 12But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God, 13who were born, not of blood or of the will of the flesh or of the will of man, but of God.  There is a sign on my door, it shows a picture of Jesus and asks the question, “how can we worship a homeless man on Sunday and ignore one on Monday?”  How can we worship Christ on Sunday and not see Christ in the eyes of our brothers and sisters the rest of the week?  How can we turn our eyes so toward the self that we fail to see God in the other?  How can we turn our eyes so toward the self that we find ways to justify the other as not really being our brother or sister and therefore drop bombs and send in the drones, or justify torture, or shoot rockets in the Holy Land, kill with machetes and starvation in the Sudan, and on and on and on?  How can we?  Let this coming year be the beginning of a time when all humankind can see in one another, the face of God and begin to put an end to all war.


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