For something to be revealed, something has to first be unseen. It could be hidden, unnoticed, or camouflaged. When what was unseen is then revealed, we often react. Fear, awe, surprise, delight. Our emotions respond.
Open our eyes, Lord, and let us see what you would have us see. Let us see with the eyes of Christ, and let us respond with a spirit of faith.next >
The Lord is the Spirit, and where the Lord’s Spirit is, there is freedom. All of us are looking with unveiled faces at the glory of the Lord as if we were looking in a mirror. We are being transformed into that same image from one degree of glory to the next degree of glory. This comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.
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I was a teacher for many years. I saw a lot. I ignored a lot. But some bad choices I could not choose to ignore. Students always thought they could hide stuff. This was especially true when it came to papers or other big projects. I, however, had one up on them. I had been a student first. I knew the tricks. I knew the gimmicks and schemes. What is hidden will come to light.
In today's scripture reading, Paul says we are becoming a reflection of what we love most as Christians. We start to "look" like Christ. (Remember, the followers at Antioch were first called "Little Christs," a.k.a. Christians.) It is often said that after many, many years, people start to look like their spouses. I think that can be true. We resemble what we care about, what we truly love. Our own veils are lifted, the light comes into us, and "we are being transformed into that same image from one degree of glory to the next…”
Rock Higginsnext >
Lord, help me be more like you: loving, forgiving, grace-filled, courageous, patient, and kind. When others see me, help me resemble you all the more. Also, when I see myself, help me look with love like you do when you see me. Amen.next >
Open our eyes, Lord, and let us see what you would have us see. Let us see with the eyes of Christ, and let us respond with a spirit of faith.
Rock Higgins is an Episcopal priest in Virginia. He has served with summer camps for more than 25 summers and loves movies and being on or near the water. His favorite role is being a husband and father. His blog is rev.rocks where you can find sermons and thoughts.
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