Food For Thought

Thursday-July 7, 2011

Recognizing Christ

How do we today recognize Christ in others? How important or special do they need to be? I know for myself that if I encounter someone whom I admire and honor my countenance is different. Occasionally, when I go to the bank I encounter a teller I experience as rather impolite to me. I don’t know if she is like this to everyone but for a while I kept trying to understand why I experienced this with her. It wasn’t until I finally realized that her demeanor towards me wasn’t my problem she didn’t know me and I didn’t know her. The only experience we have is at that counter taking care of my business. However since I don’t know her but she always seems to be there when I have banking to do, I don’t need her to prove that she is really a nice person, but she does exist. I just simply need my banking done. But if I can acknowledge by faith that Christ exist whom I have not seen, I can by that same faith acknowledge that she in fact may be a nice person even though my experience with her is not necessarily a good one. I do however ask myself, what would happen if each of us saw Christ in one another. Would we need to see him in ourselves? How would we really experience one another? Would our countenance be the same or different?

Luke 24:39 “Look at my hands and my feet; see that it is I myself.”