There's somethin' wrong with the world today
I don't know what it is
Something's wrong with our eyes
We're seeing things in a different way
And God knows it ain't His
It sure ain't no surprise
~Aerosmith, Living on the Edge
The other day I was playing hide and seek with the boys and having used up all the typical places, decided to have a little fun. A couple pieces of large cardboard, laying around from an art project, draped nicely over maybe a third of me as I placed myself in the center of the living room. Giggles forewarned me of the impending pounce, mere seconds before Cole crashed into me.
"How did you ever find me?", I inquired with a big smile.
"X-ray vision. I can see right through things."
"Really, what do you see when you look at me.", I played along.
"I see you. Your hair and clothes."
I did not have the heart to tell him that it did not take X-ray vision to see that. But I guess it takes quite a bit to see beyond the externals when our eyes fall upon another.
I was quite challenged by @markbatterson the other day, when he was talking about Brennan Manning's new book and quoted, "The Father not only loves you, he likes you." What a different perspective it must take...