The Word Among Us

June 2005 Issue

Discovering the Face of Christ

The transforming gaze of faith works from both directions.

By: Nancy Baker

Scripture tells us that "faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen" (Hebrews 11:1). There are times, though, when faith makes the invisible visible and allows us to see—to view others in a light so different that they are transformed. Then, unattractiveness becomes beauty, repulsiveness less distasteful.

With or without the assistance of this transforming light, faith calls us to see the face of Christ in the least of our brothers and sisters...

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