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Who Am I?

I woke up this morning with the lyrics of Les Miserable circulating through my brain “Who am I…to love another person is to see the face of God”. The truth of these lyrics has been haunting me. Not this morning but over and over again since my first and second experiences with the movie.

Who am I?  I am reminded of the scripture from the Psalms “in your light we see light”. It is occurring to me now that this is just as true for the way that we see the light in ourselves as it is for the way that we see the light of God. I am also reflecting about how the scriptures tell us that God does not allow us to see His face. Could it be that it is more important to see God’s face in others?

And what about the way that we see His face in others … by loving them? The examples of loving another person in this movie were truly divine. And the power of grace that burst out of the selfless acts of love created healing, hope and identity for those who could have easily been crushed by the tragedies of the circumstances of their lives.

So who am I and who are you? Could it be true that to love another person is to see the face of God? Could it be true that the act of selflessly loving another is the key to understanding who God is, who others are and in the end to understand that we have become the very light of God in the act of loving?


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