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My friend Karen is a gifted photographer. She has this knack for bringing out the beauty in people and capturing them in their best possible light. She says that the more she gets to know her subject, the better her photos turn out. I am so privileged to work with her. Sometimes, I can’t believe how much better she makes me look than in real life!
I’m actually carrying one of her cameras in these pictures as a prop, but even if I had her skills and equipment, I still wouldn’t be able to take photos like her. I don’t have her eye for light and composition and I don’t have a gift for bringing out and capturing the essence of someone’s personality the way she does. The mind and heart are the true lens of a camera.
Similarly, today I learned that one of the the names given to God in ancient times was “El Roi”, which means “You are the God who sees me.” This name referred to the fact that God can see us warts and all but, despite that, chooses to see the beauty and potential in us instead. Imagine what the world would be like if we always chose to see the best in others?