As we embark on a new year I was pondering our past and our future. How does the world see us? How do we see the world? How do we want to change this?
The answer to the question can be answered in a myriad of fashions.
Some might say they don’t care. Others care but feel rejected so they throw their middle finger to the world. Many might feel obligated to put out a perfect image, while others feel more at ease.
The truth is no one is perfectly comfortable in their own skin. We all want others to like us no matter the height of our fences. We seek out spouses, friends, relatives, or children to fill this void. Dejected persons reject before they can be rejected.
We answer the world with our clothing, posture, hair, face, and our personalities.
There are people that have to have everything organized in their home. They truly become outraged by a knife in the fork spot. Others won’t leave the house without make up. Others reject those with different religious, ethnic, and social backgrounds. Galatians 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
What is the significance of my musing?
I want to challenge you to think about how you see the world and how they see you. Don’t just scratch the surface of this question. Spend the time to deliberate the appeal to you.
I want to tell the world that I love them. I want people to see beauty in me, not through looks, but through my actions and my soul.
How do I see others? I see them with beauty. All are a creation of God. Everyone does the best with their life that they know how. They may not be neat, kind, smart, perfect, rich, poor, giving, gracious, but they deserve love. Galatians 5:14 says The entire law is summed up in a single command: "Love your neighbour as yourself."
This is not a religious post. I am, however, a religious person. I posted the two scriptures to demonstrate where my thoughts come from.