“Look up, and be alert to what is going on around Christ—that’s where the action is. See things from his perspective.” Colossians 3:2
According to the website “Your Dictionary”, the word prospective when used as a noun, means “a specific point of view in understanding or judging things or events…” Therefore, someone’s perspective of a situation is 100% accurate for him or her only. After the inauguration of President Trump, he said, “I looked out, the field was … it looked like a million, a million-and-a-half people.” Other people saw the crowd as sparse compared with previous inaugurations.
Before my father passed away, he suffered from Parkinson’s with dementia. I saw him a couple of times a year, and in my perspective felt he was doing well. One night while visiting my parents, I told Mother to leave for the evening and visit a friend. My perspective changed within minutes as I observed his “sundowner” behavior. Sundowner’s Syndrome presents itself with increased confusion after the sun sets and is frequently seen in people suffering from dementia. Shortly after my mom left, Dad became restless, packed a bag, set it by the front door, and said he was leaving. This experience helped me accept the fact that Dad needed more care than my mother could provide. My wishful perspective had been wrong.
It’s important not to accept anyone’s perspective as being 100% true. Only Jesus had 100% perspective views.
Lord, place a lens in our eyes to more clearly see life as it is. Amen.