When you are upset, your window is blurred. And…you’re going to straighten out all the buildings just because your window is blurred with the rain?
Could we clean our windows first?
We see people not as they are, but as we are. And it’s amazing how in the beginning we saw people as rude; then when we change, we see frightened people. They are so scared that they’re driven to hostility. Then you are understanding, you are compassionate, whereas before you’d react with anger, with hate.
Anthony De Mello, sj.