If the Sermon on the Mount sets forth God’s standard of holiness, I may as well resign from the start.” – Phillip Yancey, The Jesus I Never Knew.
The Christian gaze demands I see everything through the lens of my faith: What is God’s plan for this? What will God think about this? What does the Bible say about this act or this person’s behaviour? The Christian gaze demands I be a Christian first and everything else second. I find this impossible. So far.