To Love Another Person is to See the Face of God

On Sunday, I wrote and delivered the prayers of the people for our service. I asked Soren to read over what I’d prepared and he said something that got me thinking. He’d made an edit and said, “I think that’s more in line with your personal theology, don’t you?” So after church, while I was walking home, I tried to think of what some aspects of my personal theology are. I kept coming back to a line from a musical I’ve loved since I was younger. At the end of Les Miserables, the company sings, “to love another person is to see the face of God.” This phrase does a pretty good job of how I view my relationship with the divine.

It can be hard to see God. We can’t always escape to a marvel of nature or witness small miracles in our moments of doubt. We can, however, choose to be kind. If Kretzmer’s translation in the famous finale is true, we never exhaust opportunities to see God’s visage.

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nyas posted on June 22, 2023 at 4:22 am

Loving each other is actually loving God…
Helping each other is actually God’s order…

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