No Ordinary People

This week as you plan the Sunday service(s) of your church, run rehearsals, and lead those who gather to worship, remember that everyone you interact with is an everlasting soul - made in the image of God.

There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations - these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub and exploit - immortal horrors or everlasting splendors. This does not mean that we are to be perpetually solemn. We must play. But our merriment must be of that kind (and it is, in fact, the merriest kind) which exists between people who have, from the outset, taken each other seriously - no flippancy, no superiority, no presumption.
— C.S. Lewis in "The Weight of Glory"