The thousands who pressed against each other to listen to the teachings of Jesus were the social outcasts of their time.

These masses were the invisible.

They were part of the countless number of people who are lost in the shadows of great civilizations. They were the throwaways. They were seen as liabilities, burdens to society, but not to Jesus. He saw them as lights hidden under a bushel. He knew that there was something deep inside them waiting to come out, something beautiful, something breathtaking.

They were created by God to be luminous if only Jesus could make them see it.

Erwin McManus, Soul Cravings

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