What do we really see? – Day 5.1

They’ve done experiments where they’ve staged an incident or accident (filmed it), and then ask witnesses to give a statement. Usually, it is surprising how the accounts differ and what some people notice or don’t notice.

We live in a society where we are bombarded by images – a society where we can look at a situation and ask, “Why doesn’t someone do something about that?”  And not even consider ourselves a candidate for that someone. Many times we become callous, afraid of being taken advantage of, or just to preoccupied to notice what’s going on in someone else’s life.  Or we are so focused on one type of need that we miss other types of needs.

In the reading today, Mother Teresa talks about three kinds of need in every community: spiritual, physical, and emotional (including relational). Often we (the church) focus on one type of need (probably spiritual) when it important to address another type before they can see their spiritual need. I’m not saying that a person’s eternal destiny is not important; but sometimes it’s hard to even have energy to address that if we don’t have food or shelter or are in great emotional distress.  Let’s ask God to open our eyes this week… really!

If you have time, here’s a video experiment I found on Youtube  …

Here’s Brandon Hatmaker’s blog …

http://barefootprimer.wordpress.com/2012/10/21/open-your-eyes-week-5-day-1/

 

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