Sunday 29 November 2015

Seeing as Jesus sees

Rossi de Gasperis: "In our relationships with others, let us try to be friendly not only in the way we behave, but even in the way we think of them, in such a way that, if they were to know what we thought of them, they would be happy, would feel respected, loved, accepted in friendship." And then he goes on: "Thinking of others in Jesus, we will think of them in a way that is much better than what they think of themselves, because there are persons who judge themselves very badly. But the Lord surely does not share these judgments, because he simply loves them completely. Let us, therefore, share in the way the Lord sees, knows and loves people and every created thing (cf. Wis 11,21 -12,1)." Can't help thinking of Lonergan when he says that with the eyes of faith we are able to see the world better than it is, and that "developing the positions" means making others look "better than they are." (Sentieri di vita 2.2, 524-25)

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