One place of worship I attended began every service with a song titled, “The Face of God” The lyrics include these lines, “You are the face of God. I hold you in my heart. You are a part of me. You are my family.” Religious Recovery’s main goal is healing, but true healing comes only when we recognize The Divine in everyone we meet. We are the same, we are all one, and we are all part of one family.
Each person we meet represents an opportunity to see the face of The Divine. Sure, we understand that at times it seems as if the face of God is hidden deep within a shell of a person who seems determined to make our lives miserable. No matter how hidden, how far below the surface that spark of divinity lies, it still remains. Our goal is to look for it, to search the eyes and the heart, and to hear the cry for love that is masked by their words and actions.
Why do we find it difficult to see the beauty in our brothers and sisters? Perhaps it is because we fail to see the beauty within ourselves. We look upon our exteriors and forget the essence of who we are is not in our physical bodies, but in our spirits — our souls. When we look into a mirror we see only a reflection of the physical body. When we look into our spiritual nature, if we fail to see the face of The Divine, we are once again only seeing a reflection of what is truly there. When we can see the face of God in ourselves, then we can see it in the face of everyone we meet.
 Music by Karen Drucker, words by Reverend Karyl Huntley and Karen Drucker
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