What do I see?

What do I see when I see you?
An old acquaintance—or something new? 

I try to look beyond the gaze
distorted by the mortal haze,
to see by Christ’s immortal light
the image that is always right—
the view that’s really true.

So, when I look upon your face,
I see, without a doubt, a trace
of wonder born of God’s pure grace,
a beauty drawn by Love divine,
a joy unspoiled by shifting time,
that shines and cannot be displaced—
the view that must be true.

Expressing Love in all I do,
I come to see God’s face in you.
This gift of Christ unlocks the way
to see my neighbors day by day,
reveals the grandeur of each one
my thoughts have come to rest upon.

This transformed thought lights up my way.
I see the view that’s true.
James Walter

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