The Eyes Of Love

"Then the king will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.' Then the righteous will answer him and say, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? When did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? When did we see you ill or in prison, and visit you?' And the king will say to them in reply, 'Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.'" (1)

Looking With Love

The eyes of Love perceive the need
Each poor soul has for charity;
They find the way to plant the seed
To serve with generosity.

The eyes of Love look to the heart;
To find the good in each person.
Pre-judgements will drive us apart;
But Love draws us to ev'ryone.

The eyes of Love reveal the soul;
The light of Christ comes shining through.
His grace reaches the heart -- his goal --
To shell out Love in all we do

For when we look with Love's own eyes,
We see each soul in a new light:
There's good in all -- that's no surprise --
Love heals our hearts and clears our sight.

Lord, with Your eyes, may we perceive
You in each soul -- this, we believe!

(c) Paul Buis, 2000

1. Matthew 25:34-40