Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Are you Jesus?

I read something that I can't seem to get out of my mind, which there is probably a good reason for. I was reading about Mother Teresa and she said the reason she could be so loving and giving to everyone she met was simple... because they were Jesus. So everything she did in her life, for the thousands she helped, for her selflessness, it was all for Jesus. There are people who do a lot of amazing things throughout their entire life, but they may not be doing it for Jesus. You don't have to love Jesus to be a good person... but Mother Teresa did love Jesus and she saw everyone as Jesus... therefore everything she did, she did for the love of Jesus. I really adore her heart for this.

If you saw everyone as Jesus, how would your love change? I think the biggest difference would be you would simply love more, therefore feel more love in your life. Who doesn't need that?

I don't want my train of thought to be along the same lines as "WWJD?" because that's not what I am saying. I just think if you saw everyone as Jesus, or how Jesus may see everyone, then wouldn't you certainly love someone before judging? Wouldn't you certainly find more good in the world? I think you would find a life filled with love.

I'm certainly not one to see everyone as Jesus, but like I said, after reading this isn't hasn't left me- so I think it's something I will continue to actively embrace.

I wonder how wives and husbands would differ if they saw their spouse as Jesus?

This whole thought process can seem to go for days- and days- and days-


Charlie & Ginni said...

This is a great mind set to have! I love it and I love the diference it can make in your day! Love this post!

vickie said...

Wow, this will stay with me forever too. Thanks JO JO!

meme' said...

Reminds me when the Lord said. . ."whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me." Matt. 25:37-40

Debbie said...

I read somewhere that she thought of herself as "a little pencil in the hand of God". She was greatness!