Take heed that ye despise not one of these
for I say unto you that in heaven their angels
do always behold the face of my
Father which is in heaven.
— Matthew 18:10
Behold, thou, my face forevermore.
— The Science of Mind, page 131
The Face Of God
Ernest Holmes profoundly tells us, “I have seen the drunkard lying in the gutter, and the saint kneeling in ecstasy before the high altar of his faith; but I have found no difference!” How beautiful! When Agape Church first started, I was totally thrilled when Rev. Michael Beckwith told me that in the congregation, a homeless person sat next to a woman in a mink coat from Beverly Hills!
I recently took my daughter to the airport when she was returning to college after a break. She told me she loves to “people watch” when she travels. She said, “I secretly bless everyone I see, and it’s so amazing! If someone looks stressed out, or very sad, I notice that they relax, and some of them even smile! I don’t do it to get a response. I just do it because everyone is the face of God.”
While traveling to China, Liz, a beautiful member of our group, told us that during a mystical experience, all at once she KNEW with every fibre of her being that everyone in the world was God. Immediately after this revelation, she saw a homeless man foraging in a dumpster for food. She said he was the holiest person she had ever seen, totally radiant, and the ground he was standing on was so sacred, she wanted to go up to him and bow down and worship at his feet!
As a homework assignment today, look at everyone you encounter, including the person who cuts you off on the freeway, as the face of God, and watch what happens!
Today I look at every person I meet and bless them!
I know we are all brothers and sisters!
I know we are all limbs of the same tree.
I know we are all the face of God!
And I rejoice!