"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye." quote from Antoine de Saint-Exupery's The Little Prince
Compare these two photos, both are exactly the same photo, but changed to be more pleasing to my eye. It might not be more pleasing to YOUR eyes.
View others with love and not with what we THINK they should be or look like or act like. Use the talents and gifts we have and know inside ourselves that the only person we can change is ourselves. that what we see is not always what we think we see.
On the outside/inside a person might have scars, but those scars have formed that person and should be seen with eyes of love and understanding. Our local library at times has 8 to 10 homeless persons sitting quietly and reading magazines, getting out of the heat. I have heard many complaints, but we need to think about these words I found
Rough diamonds may sometimes be mistaken for worthless pebbles. Sir Thomas Browne
A hurting person needs a helping hand, not an accusing finger. unknown author
This post is a reminder to myself, to see with the heart and not the mind and to see with they eyes of Jesus, as he did, the inner parts of a person, not the outer.
John 8:3-12, "And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst, They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou? This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not. So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground. And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee? She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more."