I don’t understand what people mean when they say that they see Jesus in others and in the poor. I thought I take the opportunity a couple of years when a Polish lady I met at the beach told me that she saw Jesus in me. She was situated with her two sons near me and my children and we got to talking. It turned out that she is Catholic and participates in a Polish Catholic forum and we, of course, spoke for quite some time about our faith. At one point she used that expression and I told her that I did not really understand what people mean when they say that and she responded that that is just about all she sees in me. * What little I came to understand from her explanation is that maybe it’s simply because I am christian. But, I still don’t get it.
Is this what people mean when they use that expression? That they see someone who is pious and christian? It seems to mean something else, because then, why not just say that they are pious? I am sure it means something else because people say that they see Jesus in others even when those others are not Catholic. How about the poor? How is it that people see Jesus in the poor?
What are people really saying when they use this expression?
Maybe, I need to be given the Grace to understand. On my own, I can’t figure it out.
Thank you for your time.*