"…to the praise of the glory of His grace…" Ephesians 1:6

How do you think about your fellow human beings?

C.S. Lewis reminds us of a sobering and staggering reality. God help us to live like we grasp this truth. This morning you will worship along side of people – everyone are in one of these categories. This morning you will drive by, interact with, see or think of people – all of whom are in one of these two categories.

It is hardly possible for [us] to think too often or too deeply about [the glory] of our neighbor. . . It is a serious thing to live in a society of possible gods and goddesses, to remember that the dullest and most uninteresting person you talk to may one day be a creature which, if you saw it now, you would be strongly tempted to worship, or else a horror and a corruption such as you now meet, if at all, only in a nightmare. All day long we are, in some degree, helping each other to one or other of these destinations. It is in the light of these overwhelming possibilities, it is with the awe and the circumspection proper to them, that we should conduct all our dealings with one another, all friendships, all loves, all play, all politics. There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilization == these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub, and exploit == immortal horrors or everlasting splendors. (The Weight of Glory, pp. 14f.)