What does it mean to see?

Daily reading: Mark 10:32-52
Sunday February 21, 2016

Focus passage: “Look!” he said.  “We’re going up to Jerusalem.  The Human One will be handed over to the chief priests and the legal experts.  They will condemn him to death and hand him over to the Gentiles.  They will ridicule him, spit on him, torture him, and kill him.  After three days, he will rise up.” Mark 10:33-34

Mark wants to us engage in the question, what does it mean to see?  He calls us to examine our preconceived notions, our prejudice and our perceptions that keep us from seeing any given situation clearly.  

Acknowledging these hindrances is an important aspect of discipleship.  Early in my ministry, a mentor carefully explained to me that regardless of the facts, an individual’s perception is their truth and you can’t change that, they have to willingly change it.

Take time today in prayer asking for God to help you to see the situations in your life more clearly.  Be open in your listening; engage in conversation not to win or to gain affirmation but to be open to learning something new.

Prayer:  God help me to see more clearly, help me to grow in the servant ministry of Christ today.  Amen.


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