2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. ESV
5:17 Now, in the light of your co-inclusion in his death and resurrection, whoever you thought you were before, in Christ you are a brand new person! The old ways of seeing yourself and everyone else are over. Acquaint yourself with the new! The Mirror
I have been stuck here on this passage for almost a week. But this morning when I was reading it the part that I put in red is what really spoke to me. I can’t help but Wonder how many times we see ourselves as New Creations but then we don’t look at other people through the same eyes?
That thinking took me to the greatest Commandment that Jesus spoke of.
And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”
I can’t help but Wonder if I would see people through these two Commandments if everything else would just go away. Being judgmental, walking in rejection, unforgiveness you fill in the blank.
If I’m being real here I don’t always look at people the same way Jesus Does and that makes me sad. I try so hard to look at all people Through the Eyes of Jesus and it’s just so freaking hard sometimes. People make it hard. I have a choice and many times my choice is not the correct one.
Let’s go one step further. when you look in the mirror in the morning do you see yourself the way Jesus does, or do you see yourself in a different way?