For as much as I’m always invited to look into someone else’s life to point out their faults, it never brings me joy to do so. We all have eyes. Yet, when our eyes are fallen onto something not-so-glorious, we always feel disturbed and disappointed, disappointed of our joy, peace and hope. We are all weak.
As once said to the Hebrews:
“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.” ( Hebrews 12:2-3)
Do you know what’s hostile to our understanding of others? Fixing our eyes on their faults rather than their needs. Everyone needs joy, love, peace, mercy, hope, faith. Everyone. No fault ever brought forth any of those things. No fault, whatsoever. Only Christ by God.
The Spirit of God is our eyes to see beyond the stars, beyond the galaxies, beyond our faults, beyond our pains, into the hope, joy, peace of God: Jesus. The Spirit of God is not our eyes to see within the pores of others skins, or within the layers of others’ arteries, or within the cells that construct the flesh of others’ eyes.
Whenever we’re looking this far into someone, we’re missing the big picture. We’re missing on the needs of others. We’re missing the love of God, Christ Jesus, our Lord.
“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.” (Matthew 7:1-5)
Our joy never comes from looking at another’s fault. Our joy is Christ Jesus and he came from God the Father who loves us all so much equally.
“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love.” (John 15:9)
God’s love is sufficient for all of us. Sufficient for all of us.
“And so we know and rely on the love God has for us.” (1 John 4:16)
Yes, Christ is our eyes to see what benefits the eyes of our heart, the eyes of our understanding of each other.
What should ever under-stand everyone is the love, the hope, the faith, the joy, the assurance, the faith, the peace that Christ is to them because of God. That’s what should serve them foundation. And that’s what shall serve them foundation. For there’s no other solid foundation other than Christ himself by his shed blood and the new life he is to all who thirst for him.