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This blog was started to share the journey of what God has called me to do, serve our friends whithout homes. A long the way it has also become part of my journey as well.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

EYES---by Ken Loyd

Why do some “normals” (people with jobs who live indoors) get acceptance more quickly downtown among our friends than others?

One possible reason can be found in our eyes. Window of the soul and all that.

Our friends search our eyes to see if we are safe. They must. Their survival depends on it.

Check this out. They can see in, but, better than that, we can consciously project outward from real places in our souls. We can project love, acceptance, delight, and the desire to know and connect right onto the screens of their hearts. Child-like wonder doesn’t hurt at all, either.

Cool, huh?

PS Jim Henderson would call this ” being intentional.”


shallowfrozenwater said...

i find the word "intentional" is used often in my community and it usually refers to the intentionality of the "holy grind" we experience living our lives closely together. i certainly get the intentionality that you're writing about here.
i've been working on my eyes and my smile more recently. it's giving me some joy to find more and more acceptance as i in turn accept.

Lou said...

Yes, I get it! I too am working on my smile. And smiling with my eyes. It is the best way to show someone you are open to them.

Denie said...

Lou and Shallow.....it makes my heart smile to hear you both are working on your smiling eyes..:)To look at someone who is broken and lost and just convey love thru your smiling eyes...does more and speaks more to their hearts than I could put into words.....love ya!