What do you see when you look out at the world and you people-watch? When you look in the mirror what do you see?
“A pile of rocks ceases to be a pile a rocks when someone has a cathedral in mind.” (Antoine de Saint-Exupery).
Do you see a world filled with piles and piles of rocks or do you see cathedrals?
When Jesus first laid eyes on his would-be disciples he didn’t see a pile of rocks, he saw the beginnings of a cathedral, a church…the Church.
Jesus looked at the likes of Andrew, Simon, Philip, and Nathaniel and saw great potential, great God-given potential. He didn’t see rocks, he saw diamonds in the rough. Jesus didn’t see a bunch of uneducated, salty, low-income fishermen. He didn’t focus on the “what appeared to be,” Jesus saw the “what could be.”
Thanks to Jeffrey London
Jesus called Peter a “Rock” long before Peter was stable and mature. Jesus leads us by calling out what he sees….but Jesus does not call out our failures.
You’re so busy doubting yourself while so many others are intimidated by your potential.
Do YOU see a world filled with piles and piles of rocks or do YOU see cathedrals?
WHAT WE NEED IS GOD, NOT WHATEVER QUICK FIX WE’RE LOOKING FOR!