“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.”
-1 John 4:7
To see like Jesus, you have to see the best in people. I hope you know that Jesus sees the best in you.
This is exactly what made Jesus amazing. Everywhere he went in his ministry, he was always seeing the best in what others called the worst. Matthew was a tax collector, right? There were people that he called into his circle that were hated and rejected, especially by religious people. These people were unloved, disliked, nobody believed them, but Jesus saw the best in them.
And, Jesus sees the best in you, too. Because Jesus sees good in you, now do your best to see the best in others. Let me tell you something: When you see the worst in people, you will draw the worst out of them. When you see the best in people, you will draw the best out of them. It is true. Be like Jesus and draw out only the best in all you meet.
PRAYER: Dear Lord, thank you for seeing the good in me. Your love brings out my best. May I follow your example and see the best in others. Amen.
REFLECTION: When you’ve encouraged another by seeing only their best, what was their reaction?