Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something, and has lost something. (H. Jackson Brown, inspirational author)

What do you see when you meet a person, perhaps for the first time? We may have completely wrong ideas about someone because of appearance, the way they speak, or their behavior. But, as Brown suggests, we would do well to acknowledge that this new person is human, like us, and remember that he or she experiences life just like we do.

People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart. (1 Samuel 16:7) Stop judging by mere appearances, but instead judge correctly. (John 7:24)