Perception

When we label others, we stop seeing them as they are. We see them only as we are determined to see them, as we have decided that they must be. It’s important, then, to ask ourselves the same question Jesus asked Simon: “Do you see this woman?” Who is it that I have difficulty seeing? Is there a person – or group of people – whom I refuse to see? Can I set aside my labels and take a fresh look?

-Br. David Vryhof, SSJE

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