Sitting here, surrounded by books in Arabic about Islam, I see a shape on the cover of one of the books. What does my mind jump to? My eyes immediately see a fish symbol, the Christian fish symbol. Only after looking a bit longer, I see that, of course, it is not a fish, but a design that may or may not have meaning in Islam.
How quickly and easily I see things through a Christian lens.
Seeing things through a Christian lens is not a bad thing. It is my lens and it is a good lens. But when I am not aware of having only that lens, it makes things smaller. It makes the world smaller. It certainly makes God smaller.
That is my loss. That is our loss.
Original Journal Entry date: 11/13/19
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