Shielded from a violent fight

Many years ago I lived in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, a busy and vibrant section of New York City. One day in the early afternoon I was walking to a bus stop when I saw my landlord heading toward me. We were in the middle of a legal dispute, and our encounters had been unpleasant for some time. So I dreaded seeing him. 

But then I noticed where my thoughts were headed, and I decided to stop ruminating and to turn my thought to God in prayer. I asked God to help me see this man as God saw him, as loving and honest, as the image and likeness of God, expressing God’s spiritual qualities. 

May 2, 2016

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