Smiling Christ

As many of you know, I really like the writings of Brennan Manning.
Today's devotional from "Reflections for Ragamuffins" I share with you.

"The smiling Christ heals and liberates.

With newly discovered delight in ourselves, we go out to our brothers and sisters as we are,

where they are,

and minister the smiling Christ to them.

Not far away from us, there is someone who is afraid and
needs our courage;

someone who is lonely and needs our presence.

There is someone hurt needing our healing;

unloved, needing our touching;

old, needing to feel that we care;

weak, needing the support of our shared weakness.....

When we bring a smile to the face of someone in pain,
we have brought Christ to him.

May God be gracious to us and bless us and make His face
shine upon us,
_Psalm 67:1