Lord, keep my heart and my mind open and alert to those moments in my everyday life when you are giving me as opportunities to learn. Remove the blinders from my eyes so I may see those you send my way to impart that truth you have for me. Lord, help me see past their youth, their age, their disabilities, or their ethnicity. Help me to see your Spirit calling me to pay attention in the classroom of my everyday world.
A glass window stands before us. We raise our eyes and see the glass; we note its quality, and observe its defects; we speculate on its composition. Or we look straight through it on the great prospect of land and sea and sky beyond. So there are two ways of looking at the world. We may see the world and absorb ourselves in the wonders of nature. That is the scientific way. Or we may look right through the world and see God behind it. That is the religious [Christian] way.
God looks at and through at the same time. His gaze does not rest on the surface but penetrates to the true meaning of things. The carnal [immature] Christian looks at an object or a situation, but because he does not see through it he is elated or cast down by what he sees. The spiritual man is able to look through things as God looks and think of them as God thinks. He insists on seeing all things as God sees them even if it humbles him and exposes his ignorance to the point of real pain.