John Stott – “Jesus saw; he felt; he acted. The movement was from the eye to the heart and from the heart to the hand.”
I fear that we no longer 'see' each other and so the movement from the eye to the heart seldom happens. And if it does happen, the movement doesn't always continue to the 'hand.' When we read these words from the famous story of the Forgiving Father, we note this movement:
"So he got up and went to his father. “But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him." - Luke 15: 20
May we be challenged to allow the movement to be visible - from eye to heart - from heart to hand.
Living in Grace