Last week, I rediscovered to this particular verse in Matthew that describes the way Jesus looked at the people around him.
36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Matthew 9:36 New International Version (NIV)
Wow. What a challenge – being able to see people like that! It’s one of those traits of Jesus that I fall short of quite often – one that makes me very glad for his grace.
But I digress. Today, as you look at those around you, stop, and think about how Jesus looked at them, at all of us! Take a moment and view them through his eyes, and let that change the way you interact with them. Pour out grace, kindness, compassion, and his love on them. It will make a huge difference!