Most of us would benefit from having our eyes opened to seeing things in a better light than we may be seeing them.
I had a memorable taste of this as a teenager when I went on a streetcar ride with my mother’s best friend. She kept looking out the windows and enthusiastically calling my attention to good things she saw people doing—things I would never have noticed.
Gordon Converse, longtime photojournalist for The Christian Science Monitor, opened peoples’ eyes by means of his camera. While his photos often reported terrible things going on in the world, these same photos managed to communicate a sense of hope that mobilized people into corrective prayers and actions.