GRATEFUL GIRL'S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Perspective -- it's pretty subjective, to say the least.
I mean, two people can look at the same abstract artwork and see completely different things. It's not uncommon.
However, those same two people can look at a single PHOTOGRAPH of the exact same skyline and also see dissimilar things. I see a really old chick and a cute little boy at left, you? Perspective. And it's not just visual.
Two human beings can be seated beside one another, listening to a lecture and later walk away with opposing or at least slightly contrasting messages as the main takeaway. Happens every day.
Hmm. Do you hear what I hear? That depends, doesn't it?
How someone sees, hears or assesses the world around them is all contingent upon his or her point of view. And for the most part, that's a good thing.
If we all thought and felt the same way about everything all the time, the earth would just be one big anthill, no? Not to mention pretty darned boring.
But the key to perspective is accepting that everyone's got their own, distinct one. Considering someone else's point of view and appreciating their right to having a perspective that counters yours-- well, that's being perceptive.
And it sure is handy to have a little of both in your back pocket, ya dig? #peace
Mt 6:7-15 Jesus said to his disciples: "In praying, do not babble like the pagans, who think that they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them. Your Father knows what you need before you ask him. "This is how you are to pray: 'Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.' "If you forgive others their transgressions, your heavenly Father will forgive you. But if you do not forgive others, neither will your Father forgive your transgressions."