The difference is in the looking

I used to visit a hostel for aged people situated on a headland overlooking a magnificent stretch of coastline. I remember saying to the nurses how fortunate they were to work in such an environment. But they surprised me when they said they never paid any attention to it, there were too many other things that took their time and attention. It made me think of Marcel Proust’s statement that it’s not new visions we need, it’s new eyes to see the ones already there.
Maybe that’s what Jesus meant when he said, ‘Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.’ There are people who say there is no God because they see no evidence. There are others who think there is a God, but He’s so far away as to be unknowable. And then there are those who see God everywhere. The difference is in the looking.

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