The Eyes of Christ

updated Dec. 25, 2007

This talk is about seeing the world through the eyes of Jesus Christ.

You pair people up, and you have them look at each other, particularly, you have them look into each other's eyes.

Many people will laugh and will even feel uncomfortable.

*Pause and give the candidates a few minutes*

Ask them to quiet their hearts and minds, and to seriously reflect on the following:

When you look into someone's eyes, it's as if you can look into their souls.
What do you see in your neighbor's soul when you look into their eyes?

*Pause, and allow some to answer this question*

What does Jesus see when he looks into our own souls?

*Pause and allow them to reflect*

He sees our past, present, and our future.
He sees our successes and our failures.
He see our strengths and our weaknesses.

He sees the image of the Heavenly Father in all of us.
He sees our capacity to love and all the good that the human race has done, is doing, and will do.

He sees us as the greatest creations on Earth, yet we live for the world, and many refuse to see Him out of pride.
He sees the sins of all of mankind and the ruin that people have brought upon themselves.

He sees that we are in need, and he waits for all of us to seek Him with the eyes of our heart.

If only we can see the world through the eyes of Christ.
If only we can see God with the eyes of our hearts with openness and humility.
If only we can see the eyes of Christ with the eyes of love.

If only . . . if only . . . if only. . .

Now is the time brothers and sisters.

Now is the time.

Now is the time to look deeply into the eyes of Christ by looking deeply into the meaning of our own lives.

The key is that our lives have immeasurable meaning because God loves us. We are created out of God's love.

Jesus is looking at us at this very moment as I speak.

If we can open the eyes of our Heart, we can truely look into the eyes of Christ by discovering the true meaning of love this weekend.

Let us pray:

Lord, Heavenly Father, may you grant us the grace to see the world around us through the eyes of the heart . . .
through the eyes of love . . .
through the eyes of your Son . . .
through the eyes of Christ.



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