Nazareth weekend with Little Brother Marc

+ He had, in particular, a manner very much his own of looking at those whom everyone considers as sinners: a look of respect which refused to condemn and always referred the accuser to his own conscience.

"Let the one among you who is guiltless to throw the first stone at her." John;8:7; "How can you claim to see the speck in your brother’s eye with the beam that is in your own eye?" Matthew 7:3; "Shouldn’t you have mercy on your brother as I have had mercy on you?" Matthew 18:33;
a look of hope which glimpsed an open future
"Go and sin no more." John 8:11;
"There is hope for the sick man as soon as the doctor approaches” cf Mark 2:17; “The son who was dead can come back to life” cf Luke 15:32.

+ He learned to see the simple everyday things as messengers which spoke to him of his Father. Looking at things and events, he had a kind of contemplative view which saw further:

"Look at the flowers of the fields and the birds of the sky and think of your Father who watches over you all." (Mark 6:28).
"Look at the grain which grows all alone and remember that the Kingdom grows little by little, even if we do not notice it."(Mark 4:27).
"Look at this woman who sweeps her whole house in order to find the coin that she has lost: that is how your Father searches for all those who are lost."(Luke 15:8).
"Look at how the rain falls on the just and the unjust." (Matthew 5:45)
"See how the wheat and the weeds grow at the same time (Matthew 13:24) and understand that the Father, who alone can say what is good or wicked, always opens an opportunity to come back to him."