What if we really looked at people?
There is a game changer in the power of seeing others.
You see, people need us. They need us to quietly remind them: "the words I speak have no expiration date, these open arms have no closing time, my heart is forever ready for you to come home".
The only time I don’t feel like a ghost is when you look at me, because when you look at me, you see me. You see me. This is me. This is me. Please, see me.
People need us to see them, not their shortcomings or their mistakes. People need us to see them, not their past or their heartache. People need us to see them for who they really are, not who the world reshaped them to be.
Because here's the truth: who they really are IS broken, who they really are IS little bits and pieces snapped off and fit back together. Yes, they are imperfect, BUT people don't need to be called by those flaws and broken pieces. They don't want to be called by their black stones or heavy baggage. They want you to see past all of that. They want you to see what's hiding in the deepest corner of their heart, and they want you to remind them that it's okay to let that free.
You see, people need us with words that have no expiration date, open arms with no closing time, a heart forever ready for them to come home.