Thursday, August 11, 2016
What You See
"What you see, is what you get," is a phrase we hear now and again. It has to do with "judgment." All of us have imperfections, but we have the possibility of goodness too. If a person has messed up in some way, but you see good in them, and ignore criticism of the mess, they will act better. They will respond with good behavior because of your belief in their potential for good. People can be brought up in a ghetto of crime and rage, but turn out quite loving and productive because of someone who saw good in them and encouraged it by that attitude. If people are told they are no good, why would you expect them to act well? God sees the good. We often say that love is blind. So maybe God is blind? But loves.