What Do You See When You See?

Do we see each other? What I mean is, when we look at each other do we really “see” each other? Have you ever had the experience of looking at a restaurant menu yet not really seeing it until you got down to business and made yourself focus? It is often the case when we deal with one another. “Hey, how are you doing?” “Oh, I’m fine, thanks.” “Great!” You know those conversations we have in the church lobby which seem to epitomize much of what we have come to know as “fellowship.” We look at each other, but really don’t see each other. I thought of this because of a story I read in the Chicago Tribune about an older gentleman who was found frozen to death in his home last winter. His name was John Pietraszek and he lived alone with twenty cats on the South Side, in the same house where he grew up. He was a friendly but reclusive 80-year old man who never allowed anyone into his home. Continue reading “What Do You See When You See?”