Imagine the scene. You're in a crowd of loads of pretty upbeat,happy,smiley people. In the distance you see a large crowd approaching you. As you get nearer, the cheers and laughter in your crowd suddenly start to lower to the point of uncanny silence. You've stumbled across a funeral procession. A poor woman, a widow in fact has lost her one and only son. One minute you were in triumph now you're facing tragedy straight on. There's no where to run. What would you do? What would you say? How would you feel? listen to how Jesus responds...it'll shock you...
ow do you see people? Or do you just "look". We can look at the crowds around us... what conclusions do we arrive at? We look at social deprivation... the poor, homeless, the disabled and mentally ill... May be we look and make estimations of social class, wealth, education,achievements... We can do all this and miss out on seeing the person. Listen on... it may just alter the way you see others and even the person in your mirror.