seeing faces

seeing faces

painting is much easier with a broad brush

making grandiose statements and drawing lines are also easier than seeing faces

“All Atheists are like this…”

“All Muslims are like that…”

“Every Christians is such and such…”

“Every Agnostic is so and so…”

but I need to see the faces

I need to grasp that person in that family in that culture in that time

the painting is much finer and the strokes are much more precise

faces need compassion

eyes invite grace

countenances beg for mercy

may we live in such a way that we are looking for the countenances behind the eyes in the faces of those we are called to love and serve

 

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