I See You: How Love Opens Our Eyes to Invisible People
:We don't care about what we don't see. Countless people are invisible to us. We overlook the poor and homeless, partly because we don't share much space with them. More seriously, we often choose not to see the realities...
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:We don't care about what we don't see. Countless people are invisible to us. We overlook the poor and homeless, partly because we don't share much space with them. More seriously, we often choose not to see the realities around us. We hold misconceptions about who is deserving or not, or make false assumptions about people's poverty being their own fault. Terence Lester calls us to see the invisible people around us. His personal encounters and real-life stories challenge Christians to become more informed about poverty and homelessness, and to see the poor as Jesus does. When we see people through God's eyes and hear their stories, we restore their dignity and help them flourish. And when we recognize our own inner spiritual poverty, we have greater empathy for others, no matter their circumstances. Let love open your eyes. Discover how seeing leads us to act with compassion and justice-as God intends.
Terence Lester is a minister, speaker, community activist, author, and founder of Love Beyond Walls, a not-for-profit organization focused on poverty awareness and community mobilization. His campaigns on behalf of the poor have been featured in USA Today and Black Enterprise, and on NBC and Upworthy, and have been viewed by millions of people globally.
- :foreword By Dave Gibbons
- Introduction: Searching For Home
- 1. Demystifying Poverty
- 2. You Don't Have To Fear
- 3. Making Room In The Margins
- 4. How Much Is Enough?
- 5. Ignorance Can Be Hurtful
- 6. You Are Part Of The Solution
- 7. Different Communities, Different Needs
- 8. Dignity And How To See People
- 9. Creating Communities
- 10. Creating Consistent Rhythms
- Conclusion: Each One Matters
- Questions For Reflection And Discussion