Jesus saw people as God saw them, and He calls on us to do the same.
When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Matthew 9:36
How do you see people — including those who interrupt your family time?
Or an increasingly senile parent who tries your patience?
Or neighbors who drop by when it’s not convenient?
Or just a lonely friend who calls you and talks too long?
I’ve had to ask God to help me see people through His eyes. If we’re going to meet the needs of others, we must not view people as interruptions. When the disciples saw Jesus being interrupted — bothered by children who’d gathered — they began shooing them away. But Jesus said no (and quite emphatically, I might add). “Let the little children come to me,” He told them (Matthew 19:14).
We must be willing to see people from God’s perspective. And we must be willing to give up some of our own time to help meet their needs. Jesus saw people as God saw them, and He calls on us to do the same.