A few months ago someone said something that really struck me,
Who said it? Well, none other than Oprah. Of course I watched her last two shows with my BFF with tears streaming down our faces. And the second to last show she shared her lessons from the past 25 years. I loved that it wasn't tips on how to be more successful, how to be made a big deal, or how to become a billionaire. She is one of the most famous people in the world, and one of the things she wanted to share with the world, a final challenge, was to see one another.
Chris pointed out that each person that passed the man laying on the road, and then the Samaritan, as well, "saw" the man. Then he said:
And I realized that was so true of me. I don't see people. Not really.
When I go places I am focused on what I'm there too do. Or focused on Karis and what she could get into or just keeping her happy.
So my challenge to myself and to you is that we would:
That we would be intentional at it. That we would be intentional at slowing down our life so we can see them. Ask questions and listen for answers.
What about you? Do you have a story of when you slowed down enough to see someone? What came of it?