We went to the city five of us. The first person saw beautiful thoroughfares. The second one saw skyscrapers. The third person saw a multitude of people. The fourth one saw marabou storks. And I saw the Macmillan Library. It is because I wanted to see the library. I saw it with my two eyes. “Is that a medieval architecture?” I need help from one person who saw what I did. Alas! We saw different stuff. And that is why I consider Gilbert Keith Chesterton intelligent.
G.K Chesterton, the Author of ‘The Man Who Was Thursday ‘, and many other literary works, is one of the unsung heroes of literary works.
At one time Chesterton was a lay theologian, who wrote many articles and participated in many dialogues in defence of the Christian worldview.
Chesterton once quipped, “The traveller sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see.”
Chesterton was right. Most of the time we see what we want to see. And other times, we see what we are inclined to see.
When we look around ourselves, what do we see? Do we see what we want to see, or what God tells us to see? Do we see defeat, failure, and loss? Do we see the victory, and victory through Jesus?
What we see informs our choices. Our choices inform our destinies. And where we stand determines what we see. Put your feet in the right place stand firm, and see rightly.