It seems to me in most of my interaction online, and with other mediums of interaction, that we all are at great risk of failing to discern the wonder and beauty of the gift we have been give to communicate with others like ourselves. The person we know most in our lives quite obviously is ourselves. Yet, often we fail to look into our own hearts and seek to understand our motives and desires. Therefore, we fail to comprehend our action and often think, “Why did I do that?” We also often feel the causes of the actions, which we desire to distance ourselves from, are that we did not think. We think to ourselves,”Well, I just didn’t think before I acted.” I do not believe this is the case. I believe we most truly had thought and contemplated on things before the actions and that that contemplation is to a great extent the roots of those actions.
This gets me back to my post title “Power of the Person.” I see that our actions are the fruit of our thoughts. Christ said.”A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth that which is good: and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth that which is evil. For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.”[Luke 6] The fact that we lack charity of action toward those whom we interact with is the fruit of our view of that person or interaction. I believe we more readily lose the clarity of it truly being persons like ourselves whom we interact with through mediums of exchange, such as blogs, texts, even phone conversations.
I thought this would be a good idea to start with on this new blog, because even though at times I am certain I may fail to up hold the value of the person “made in God’s image,” which God gives to those persons, with whom I and we may interact with here. I pray we may continually increase our contemplation of the truth that each of us are to see others as we see ourselves, and Christ made Himself like us that we make grow in the recognition of seeing our treatment of others as how we treat Him. Basically, God became man that we may be able to look at our actions toward others to see how much we love Him. This is the standard by which we ought to seek to hold high in our lives and I hope we can carry it high and give God thanks for each other as persons made in His image here.