Whisper ‘Jesus’ to See Jesus in Difficult People — A Quote by Gregory Boyd in “Present Perfect”

“Mother Teresa had a prayer she spoke each day that enabled her to minister effectively: Dearest Lord, may I see you today and every day in the person of your sick, and, whilst nursing them, minister unto you. Though you hide yourself behind the unattractive disguise of the irritable, the exacting, the unreasonable, may I still recognize you, and say: ‘Jesus, my patient, how sweet it is to serve you.’”

“To acquire and retain the ability to see through Jesus’ ‘unattractive disguises’ when dealing with challenging people, many find it helpful to whisper the name ‘Jesus’ over and over. This prayer reminds them that they are serving Jesus, regardless of how the other person may be acting toward them.”

— Gregory Boyd, “Present Perfect”, Kindle locations 1364, 1371

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