Open Our Eyes

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

“…when was it that we saw you…” Matthew 25:37

“And, when was it that we saw you..?” Matthew 25:39

Leonard Sweet says the Anglican writer Ester de Waal, a specialist in Celtic spirituality and monastic hospitality, asked two simple but revealing questions of anyone who would aspire to be truly Christian "Do people see Christ in us? Did we see Christ in them?" (The Gospel According to Starbucks , Leonard Sweet, Abingdon Press,pp 48-59.)

In Matthew 25, the problem is seeing. People simply fail to see Jesus when he stands right in front of them in the needs of others. In a way, they not only failed to see Jesus but also failed to see their neighbors as anything less than the claim of Christ upon their lives. Perhaps one of the greatest challenges of the Christian life is that of seeing Jesus when he appears, as he appears, before us. We sometimes complain that God is elusive, difficult to know, silent, and evasive. Perhaps we ought to confess that the problem is on our side—we are those who tend to say, even when face to face with God—“Lord, when did we see you?”

Prayers: For the eyes to see Christ our King, that we practice prudent followership of incumbent and newly elected political leaders.

Let us come and see Jesus:


Still in One Peace,

Pastor David J. Jensen

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