Recognize Ourselves in Others

By Rev. Paula Belleggie

This day as I encounter others, rather than being quick to judge, I choose to be quick to recognize; that as I behold others, even those with whom I disagree, I recognize the livingness and lovingness of the One behind their actions and words, and then I am faced with the Beloved.

No longer do I imprison myself and my experience by a sense of separation and duality; rather, I stand in the knowing of “with the grace of God, there go I.”  I embrace rather than turn away.  I walk beside rather than pull away. I live, love and serve from this awareness.  I behold the lovingness of God, and my life is changed now.  And my recognition ripples out and awakens this truth in all.