“7 But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart” (1 Samuel 16:7).
Oh…to have the eyes of God. We often get so distracted by what people look like on the outside that we fail to look deeper. We judge. We condemn. We “write them off”. We devalue. We don’t have any expectations of them. We ignore.
What would happen if we made the effort to look at their heart through a different lens – understanding that humankind is so precious to God that he created us in his own image? (Genesis 1:27). Would it be easier to love others?