new glasses

     I heard about an eye doctor in Texas who heard about a group underprivileged children who had serious visual impairments. He had the good idea of making a pair of glasses for each of the parents so that they would be able to see the world the way their children saw the world. If the child couldn’t see color, the parent (with her new glasses) wouldn’t be able to see color either. When he handed out the new glasses and the parents saw the world for the first time the way their children saw the world, they hugged their children and they cried. They finally understood.

Lord, please give me new glasses, too, so that I can see the world the way the person beside me sees the world.

“Be compassionate. . . . Do not judge. . . .” Luke 6:36-37