“The Lord does not see as mortals see, but the Lord looks on the heart.” I Samuel 16:7b
The Kingdom of our Culture (society) views and judges us by its shortsighted and egocentric values. God views us from the values of the heart, such as compassion, mercy and justice. While we often fall short of those examples given by Jesus, our desire and intent to do so pleases God.
Lord of all life, give us eyes to see opportunities for mercy and justice, and the courage to embody the Kingdom’s values. We pray in the name of the God of Jesus. Amen.