How You See is What You See

From Br. Joseph —

There is a philosopher’s axiom that says, “Whatever is received is received according to the mode of the receiver.” In other words, how you see is what you see.

This is best illustrated by a little story.

A fat, overweight Buddha was sitting under a tree one day. An arrogant, young soldier walked by, saw him, and said, “You look like a pig!”

The Buddha looked up at the soldier and said, “And you look like God!”

Surprised, the soldier asked him, “Why do you say that I look like God?”

The Buddha replied, “You see, we don’t see what’s outside us, we see what’s inside and project it outwards. I sit here all day and think about God and when I look out, that’s what I see. You, on the other hand, must be thinking about something else!”

The prism of attitude is how we see the world.

Father, help me to polish my prism of attitude to see You in everything and in everyone.

All is gift.

Our Lady of Mercy, pray for us…