There is another blessing the Rabbis teach us to recite, upon seeing someone of exceptional ugliness: "Blessed is God Who has created all different kinds of beings." Some people might recoil in horror at seeing deformity or ugliness; others might scream or make a face. The Rabbis teach us to recite a blessing, one that reminds us that this person, too, is a creature of God. Beneath the outward ugliness there is to be found a person who was created by and in the image of God.

Gershon Schwartz, Michael Katz in Swimming in the Sea of Talmud by Gershon Schwartz, Michael Katz


To Practice This Thought:
Add this one to your repertoire of blessings and try always to see the image of God in others.


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