The chapter we were covering was talking about the importance of being a witness for Christ. And one of the driving factors in sharing the Gospel with people ought to be our seeing others as God sees them….as immortal beings and not finite.
Lewis wrote this:
“It is a serious thing to live in a society of possible gods and goddesses, to remember that the dullest and most uninteresting person you talk to may one day be a creature which, if you saw now, you would be strongly tempted to worship, or else a horror and a corruption such as you now meet, if at all, only in a nightmare. All day long we, in some degree, helping each other to one or other to one or other destinations. It is in light of these overwhelming possibilities, it is with the aw and circumspection proper to them, that we should conduct all our dealing with one another, all friendships, all loves, all play, all politics. There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilization — these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub, and exploit — immortal horrors or everlasting splendors.”
May we never look at the stranger in the supermarket the same way again.
Taken from “Disciplines of a Godly Man” by R. Kent Hughes