Looking With God’s Eye

God therefore bestows on us a tranquility that revives hearts and minds, and a repose that shines with the brilliance of dawn. With those two gifts we care little about people who cast lightning and thunder at us, and we are not much concerned about who stands or sits. On the contrary, we take it all as a cause for reflection, a means of recollection, and a reason for great praise of our Lord, who alone is worthy of it. A certain wise man has said, “Whoever looks at people with his own eye gets into lengthy disputes with them; whoever looks at them with God’s eye forgives them.”

Ibn Abbad of Ronda, Letter 5

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